The Night Before Kindergarten

It's 3:22am.  The Night Before Kindergarten.  Technically, I guess it's the Morning of Kindergarten.  Tomorrow (oops, I mean today) my daughter will start Kindergarten.  My son will start second grade.  And I will start a new chapter of my life.  For the past seven years, I have had the privilege of being a stay-at-home-mother.  I have played an important part in my children's lives, and as difficult and challenging as it has been at times, it has been filled with lots of laughter, amazing discoveries, and pure joy.  I know we are all so ready for this next phase, but I can't help but feel this overwhelming I am saying goodbye to such a huge part of my life. I took this photo of my son on his first day of Kindergarten two years ago.  I cannot look at this image without tearing up, thinking back to how hard it was for him to say goodbye on that first day...and for a few days following this one.  In just a few short hours, I will be the one looking back and waving a tearful goodbye towards my babies big kids as they start their next chapters. I could not be a more proud, sappy, crybaby of a mama. xo