My Little Meels,
I put you to bed tonight for the last time as a pre-schooler. Tomorrow a new chapter begins. A chapter I have – not trying to be too dramatic or anything but… – been dreading for a while. School.
As I write this I’m in bed pondering over where the last four years have gone. We moved to this area (because of Dada’s job) two weeks before you were born and were only meant to be here 18 months. I never expected you to be starting school here.
But, here we (well, just Mama at the moment) are four years on watching you head off to school. Down a path you can’t come back from. This is the path to your future my beautiful girl, whatever you decide to be.
I really didn’t think it would hit me as hard as it has, but I am trying to be excited for you. I know you will have the most wonderful time. You have so many new friends to meet along the way, so many things to fill that eager brain of yours with and so many memories to make. I have to have faith that you are a super resilient little bean and are more than ready to handle anything that gets thrown at you. Probably better than I will!
I know you wish your Dada was here to share this memory with you (I do too) but please remember that he is every bit as proud as me and could just burst with pride at what an incredible little girl you have become. I promise to take lots of videos and photos for you to send to him, and you can email him as many emojis as you like too (a new thing you have become quite partial to haha).
It was a bit of a drama to find you a school I felt comfortable with you going to but I think we’ve done well in the end. All I want in the world is to protect you. To make sure you are the happiest you can be. And to let you know each and every day how very loved and appreciated you are.
You are a special little girl my little Meelies. Now go show the world what you can do.
All my big, giant love, all around the world and back,