My dearest Blair,
The other day you turned to me and said, “Mom… can you believe I am going to be in Kindergarten this year? Will you take care of Brooks for me while I am gone every day?”
Oh, my darling. If you only knew how much I cannot believe those very words. And if I am being completely honest with myself and with you, it is the last thing I am ready for. I know you are ready and you will do amazing and love meeting new friends and having a full day every day, but me? My heart is always breaking at the thought of having to let go a little bit more. This isn’t my first rodeo with this milestone, but with you? I’m struggling a bit more. Dad and I have spent so much time with you just the three of us and you have been a second little mama to your baby brother and I have loved watching you be a part of our days.
But yes. Kindergarten is calling and I will reluctantly let go a little bit more and watch you flourish in the coming year.
This past year though? You have all of a sudden grown into this little young lady with so much spunk, passion and humor and it seems to have happened over night. Not only do you look so much older, but your humor now rivals that of your oldest brother’s and you constantly have us laughing every day.
Your Dad and I have noticed big confidence in you over the past year. You know what you want and your independence is something I marvel at constantly. Blair, never let anyone’s reaction to that confidence and your spirit make you feel like you have to play anything small. You are a bright light and you should never try and hide that. Ever. People around you, even those closest to you sometimes, will struggle with a girl being as confident as you are, but use it for good and never apologize for it. It will help you do great and amazing things which I know you are meant for.
Baby girl, you are such a light in our lives and add such a beautiful melody to our family’s song. Thank you for loving as big as you do.
With all of me and more…
(Take a look back at Blair’s 4th birthday, 3rd birthday, 2nd birthday and 1st birthday)
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