June 24, 2013

Bye-Bye Preschool

I no longer have a preschooler but a kindergartener. It seems surreal at how quickly time has flown. 

I am so proud of the "big girl" that she is becoming. She's a little social butterfly and makes friends where ever she goes. She has the biggest heart and has so much empathy for others and is extremely sensitive and tender-hearted. She amazes me everyday.

She has grown so much academically, physically, and spiritually in a year.

She has finally put some weight on her this year which is a huge accomplishment for us! Ever since she was about 1 years old we have struggled to put weight on her and this past year she has made huge strides in that area. Her doctor is even impressed with the improvements made!

Sometimes I am in awe of how much she has grown in just one year.

(left:first day, right:last day)
I'm sure I'm in the same boat as many other moms who have been in this situation or are going through it now but I am scared to death of her going to public school.

For the past two years she has been in a private christian preschool. It has been a wonderful experience there and I am so grateful for the teachers and staff at her preschool. If I could I would just keep her in preschool forever.

She will be going from 12 other kids to who knows how many in one class, from 3 hours a day to a full day. To a school where they pray with and for your child to one where God isn't allowed. 

I'm so worried how she is going to adjust to a new big school where she has no friends. All of her friends are going to different schools this year. 

I'm scared of her getting a horrible teacher who is just burnt out, the "bad kids" taking away from her learning experience and exposing her to things I'm just not ready for to be exposed too.

I'm scared of her getting bullied and picked on because she WILL NOT stand up for herself. 

I just want to shelter her and protect her from it all. I know I can't, but I'm just not ready to let her go. 

On a side note, pray, send good vibes, good juju, whatever it is that you do, that Jayla gets into the school I want her in. It's the closest schoool to us but yet we aren't zoned for it. Turns out we are zoned for the worst elementary school in my town. She is not going to the one we are zoned for, one way or another. I am a nervous wreck that the district will deny my request for her to attend the one I want.


  1. Ah! She's so dang cute! Good luck with getting into the school you want!!

  2. Good luck! These photos are adorable by the way.