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!


Our Little Fam said...

Aw, how cute!

Amber*Renee said...

So cute! I am right there with you. I have a five and half year old who will be starting kindergarten in just a few months too. When his dad left almost a year ago I am thinking oh he wont change that much. Boy how wrong was I. I am amazed how much he really is more kid like now.

Emmy said...

Yes you are in a good stage- with school comes homework- ugh :(