Wednesday, September 03, 2008
These two pictures are from yesterday's orientation...she was being a real stinker about me taking pictures.
And today, my little Isabelle is off. She had a quiet excitement about her this morning. She quietly presented herself at the top of the stairs with the outfit she had carefully selected to wear (monkey hula shirt- classic Ponsi). She quietly went about her jobs of brushing her teeth and going potty--without me even telling her to do it. She had her backpack on from 7:30 on (the bus comes at 8:06) and she quietly went about eating her breakfast and getting some last minute instructions from Tori before heading to the bus stop. None of these things surprised me about her, and I wasn't sad--I have been excited for her to finally get her turn and make her own school memories, instead of living vicariously through Tori. But on our way to the bus stop Ponsi did something that took me off guard and left me with a decent size lump in my throat...she turned around. I have walked Tori down to the bus 3 times now for the first day of school and she has NEVER turned around. Tori walks quickly and resolutely towards the bus stop. She may turn around if I beg her to so I can get a picture, but even then she is normally reminding me that she needs to get going, so she doesn't miss the bus. But Ponsi, sweet Ponsi...she walked slowly (the only speed she knows) down the sidewalk and then she turned around and smiled. It wasn't a scared smile, just a quiet, excited smile that said, "Mom, I'm going to kindergarten!".
Dear Sweet Ronsi Ponsi...go and soak in every adventure that God has for you in life, just please promise me you will always stay as sweet as you are....
You can barely see her little head!!!!!
Posted by gretchen at 8:35 AM