Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thinking and Growing

We are coming upon a significant milestone in the Arteche household. Isabel is about to start preschool.

Our hearts as Mothers-- as human beings-- grow and stretch along with our kids. And I am totally growing right now.

I think every time we hit a big change in life, in which some milestone is passed-- I get nostalgic or for lack of a better term, grieve for the what beautiful stage we've just accomplished. And a little timid of things that are coming. And she is my first child, we are learning side by side, some of these new steps.

I want them to grow up to be independent people, who know who they are and to appreciate the journeys they will inevitably take in life. I also want them to not be timid of the next step.

She is so strong and is so excited about going to preschool, I can’t wait for her to learn new things, meet new friends and have her world expanded a little bit. Plus, I can handle 5 hours a week.


emily said...

wow. that is a really big deal. you're so good at being ok with it all. way to go!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

I am pretty weepy right now, I'm sure it will pass as soon a she comes home the first day and talks my ear off.

Cahleen Hudson said...

Wow! I hope I handle this stage as well as you when I get to it. You're doing great, and I imagine that it's going to be fun to watch her grow and learn during this process. Don't worry, five hours a week will be cake! You can do something special with your little man during that time. =)

midRae said...

Hello. I just popped over from Lynette's blog. Just wait until your baby is 14 and tells you, 'No hug.' Sometimes it is so hard to watch our children grow and to eventually let them go out and make their own decisions, but you have a little time to cherish each and every moment. Love the blog, it gives me something to work towards.

3 Blessings said...

I found you from Lynette's blog. Your photos and your family are beautiful. What kind of camera do you have? The photo colors are gorgeous.

Trennia said...

Visiting from Lynnette's getting to know you to say Hi!
Cute pictures!

Stefanie said...

Hi...just visiting from "Lynnette's Blog" - thanks!

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Hello! Stopping by from Lynnette's blog! Congrats for being featured today!

Our children grow oh, so quickly...

Erika said...

Hi from Lynette's Blog! So glad she featured you today. beautiful blog! it's crazy how fast kids grow up - I'm glad your daughter is excited to go to preschool - hopefully she loves it! can't wait to check out your etsy shop - and the rest of your blog!

Angela said...

Mary, it's your turn! Congrats on being featured on Lynnette's GTKY today! I think it's funny we found each other's blogs through someone neither one of us personally know.

I don't think I realized your daughter's name is Isabel. That's what we named one of our twins--and spelled it the same, too! You are surprisingly ready to send your baby to preschool. I'm not sure if I'll ever be ready. ;-)

Have a blessed day!

Kristin said...

Awwwwwww. I gotta say I'm dreading this day. My little man is only 14 mos. but thinking about him being old enough to start pre-school kills me. Hopefully, I'll be able to deal as well as you when the time comes. : )

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