Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It Happened....I cried

She started school this morning,
And she seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside her
In the Kindergarten hall.


And as she took her place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw her as
She first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When she began to talk.


This little girl so much absorbed
In learning how to write.
It seems as though she must have grown
To girlhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred as hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine
I mar her first big day.

Oh how I longed to stay with her
And keep her by the hand
To lead her through the places
That she couldn't understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew she would no longer be
A baby by my side.

But she must have her chance to live,
To work her problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little girl
With friends and work and play;
She's not a baby anymore --
She's in Kindergarten today.

(author unknown)


  1. Where has the time gone? I thought we'd have her at home forever. I'm so excited for her because she'll have so many happy days, experiences and new friends and learn so much! At the same time, I'm sad for her because some of what she'll learn will confusing days, heartaches and disappointment. Until now, she was protected. Now we have to let go a little and let life in to help shape her. I'm so thankful that she has the parents she has, who will understand and guide her through the maize. I'm especially very thankful she knows Jesus and will have the Lord to guide her through her school years. Fly my little Tare-Bear!

  2. I love this and it is exciting but sad and scary also. Hannah doesn't go to school until next year and I am already sad about it, time is going by way to fast. Loved the poem, I may have to write it down and share it with some friends, thanks so much for sharing it. Love all the pictures, can't wait to hear how she did, I am sure she will do great, I can tell you have done a great job preparing her and the Lord is at her side.

  3. It's so hard, isn't it? Such mixed emotions. You want them to grow, but you don't. Hope her first day went great!

  4. Lindsey...just stop it! Very well written, and beautiful pics. Made me teary.