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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dear Joey

Dear Joey,
Today I had to let you go. Just a little. You see, today you started kindergarten. You are such a big boy! When I asked you if you were ready to go to school today, you smiled and laughed and clapped your hands. I know in your own way, you were trying to tell me "Come on Mom - it's not so bad! I love school!" Thank you for that. To tell you the truth, this whole kindergarten thing is pretty tough on your old mom. I'm trying to be brave like you taught me but I am missing you so much right now my heart hurts. I know you are okay but I can't help worrying about you and wondering what you are doing right now. I am also crying a lot - I promise to stop before I pick you up from school today! I am so proud of you and all the amazing things you have accomplished in the last 5 years. It seems just like yesterday you were the tiny baby we brought home to love and take care of. Now you are off to kindergarten and I can't turn back the clock no matter how much I want to. I want to thank you for all I've learned from you and for making our lives so amazing. Thank you for picking me as your mom. Even though I am not with you at school, I want you to know my spirit and my heart are right there beside you the whole way. I know you will do a great job. I love you Joey.

Kisses & (((((Hugs))))


  1. oh Rachelle...what a big day!! I am so proud of Joey (and YOU!!) for this milestone today!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

  2. sniff sniff...I had to actually get up and get a tissue! You are lucky to have such an amazing little boy to be so proud of!

  3. what staci said :)
    i cannot imagine!!!! you and joey are so lucky to have each other

  4. I saw the post on FB but had to come to your blog to read and read it again! Rachelle - You are amazing... I love to read the things you write and love to hear about your family! I would still love to get the kids together sometime...

  5. Rachelle, that was so sweet. I got teary reading it & thinking of Joey at kindergarten! You're so right -- time does fly. I'm sure he's going to love it. But it is hard letting go, isn't it? (even if it's just a little bit). Hang in there!

  6. Rachelle, what a big event in your families life!! That made me tear up!! There will be lots more milestone for Joey and you to experience together. He looked like he was enjoying his day at school when I stopped in to see him Thursday.


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