Brody Thome is a second grader!
Let me rephrase that – Dan and I have a second grader!
What. The. Hell.
After 7 years of being a parent, you would think I would have already wrapped my head around the idea of my kids growing up. But I haven’t. And I won’t.
Just look at this …
kindergarten, first grade and now second (I told him to say how many fingers I was holding up to get him to look at the camera, ha, guess I should have said 2!)
His transformation is just the raw in your face fact that my sweet first born is growing up so swiftly. I was so very proud of him yesterday. For the drop off I anticipated tears just like every year before. It was never pretty. I was that mom, with a kid glued to my leg, sobbing, myself holding back tears because I just wanted it to go smoothly. The tears they shed are from fear, the first day jitters, and just trying to take it all in.
But there he was, smirking away. Laughing. Ready to go. As the school bell rang and we gave our hugs and kisses goodbye, I could see his feet start to slip up on his way in. He was excited, but hesistant. He held it in, he kept his composure. Which for Brody, is just fantastic. A true sign how much he is maturing, slow down my love.
I know this year will be a great one. He has the nicest teacher.
His health status is never certain, of that we know. Last year was awful for him, so I am hoping it only will go up from there. I pray nothing more than for good health and happiness this school year. That his sick days are further apart, that a flare does not arise and that he can feel good all year through.
He deserves it.
You ready B-mac??
You are the kindest most loving boy. You have the fiercest personality, and you are as sweet as honey. I love that you wear your heart on your sleeve and always think of others.
2nd grade will be a great year, I just know it!