Saturday, May 21, 2011
Our Preschool Graduate
Gracie graduated from preschool last night. Now I know what you're probably thinking - preschool graduation is kinda pointless. I thought so, too, until I went. I realized last night while all the kids were singing their songs and sharing the verses they memorized how much God has done in their lives so far and how they are now transitioning from toddlerhood to kidhood. I think that's a transition worth recognizing and celebrating.
Grace's class shared Psalm 23 and a few songs that were all too cute. As each kid came on stage to receive their diploma, the preschool director shared what that particular kid said they wanted to be when they grew up. There were a lot of policemen and policewomen in the group, a few veterinarians, a carpenter, a babysitter, a robot, a batman, a werewolf and a kid who wanted to be 6 when they grew up. Grace said she wanted to be a doctor, and I have no doubt that she could be that if she wants to.
So, now her next step is Kindergarten. She's so ready for it. But I'm not. I can't believe how quickly these five years have gone and that in a few months, I'll be dropping Grace off for Kindergarten. Why does all of this happen so fast? I just wish time would pause, and I could have more time with a kinda-mobile 1 year-old and bright-eyed preschooler. I love this stage!