So here we are.... my how much has changed. Today I attended Georgia's last ever elementary Christmas party at school. What a rush of emotions. This is the last year that she will have a class party full of cookie decorating, ornament making and 'Best Snowman' contests.
I had flash backs today as I attended the same pep rally I've attended for the last 6 years and watched the RCE teachers do their annual teacher dance at the end. I remembered Georgia's very first Christmas party there in Kindergarten. Her most favorite and special teacher, Mrs. Robbie, who ended up becoming one of my trusted friends and helped Georgia and I both through some pretty rough times. The years literally have flashed through my mind today. Every year I can see vividly. Kindergarten with hot chocolate, cookie decorating. 1st grade and ornaments... afterward I hired a limo to pick up Georgia and her friends and I took 9 little girls ice skating at the Galleria then on for hot chocolate. The pajamas worn in 2nd grade, the haste of the 3rd grade party because we were closing up shop in the temporary building and EVERYONE was ready to get outta there! 4th grade and watching them play the games and finally a grade level wide party today in 5th.
You never know what life will bring you. One thing I know without a doubt is that I have a little girl that I love with every ounce of my being. I have been to every single performance, game, party that she has ever had and I always will be there. I love watching her grow into the amazing young woman she is becoming but it hurts so much to realize these days are gone forever.
My heart breaks knowing this time in our lives truly is coming to a close. One more semester and we leave a school where 'everyone knows our name' and head out into the unknown. I guess I thought she just might stop growing up and stay little forever.
Thank you Georgia for making me a 'Mom'. It is undeniably the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life.... even with all the tears that come along with it! ;)
Stinking cute cousins
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