I made Ava this special bag so she’d feel my love! Also made the headband and capri pants… just because!
Hello friends! Today was Ava’s 1st day of Preschool. She did awesome. I’ve been telling her for a month now how much fun she is going to have and how many friends she’s going to make. It was true!
As we got closer to her school this morning I looked back at Ava. She was deep in thought. We got out of the car and we went to the play ground as we were a tad bit early. Suddenly the bell ran and we headed for the “blue” preschool door. I watched as parents were taking their children in… many had stepped inside. She seemed confident as she got in line to receive her name tag.
Here as she was… her FIRST day of Preschool! She has accomplished SO much.
Ava waiting patient to put her bag away in her “cubbie”.
Hanging up her coat. She insisted she needed a jacket. It was about 70 degrees here in Iowa this morning!
I’m so proud of Ava. As soon as she got her things organized I knew it was time to say goodbye. I looked around as one boy was being comforted by his Mother. He was crying and didn’t want her to leave. I was wondering to myself if he would scare Ava and make her think of us parting and be sad. Somehow she read my mind. I bent down and gave her a quick hug. She looked me straight in the eye. It was as if time stood still… “Have fun my sweet Ava and Mommy will be back soon” I said. She pulled me close and gave me a quick kiss on the lips. Then said something that made me leaving her all okay… “I love you Mommy.” WOW it was exactly what I needed. I think she knew it was going to be tougher on me than on her. She was ready. This was the perfect timing!
I’d been feeling kind of anxious the last few days. She’s been through so much and this Mommy wants to protect her forever. I know that it is time for her to fly! I know God gave me a peace today that I’ve felt through out her CDH journey. It is a comfort that only He can give.
Picking her up was another special treat. She ran right into my arms. She didn’t stop talking about how much fun she’d had. AND she is now ‘okay’ with boys :) This was something new we had to discuss with her when we went to Open House on Friday. She didn’t know if she really wanted to be ‘friends’ with boys in her class. She excitedly told me that she only played with the boys as the girls were not much fun. Yes I have a pretty silly outgoing girl on my hands!
Here’s a few pictures of Open House on Friday.
She LOVED their “Science Center”.
Here is Ava with one of her teachers… “MOON SAND” is Ava’s favorite!
Ava washing her hands… something this preschool is very known for, keeping germs down!
Here is a glimpse into Messiah Preschool.
I have a great feeling about this School. Please keep the prayers going for Ava. She needs to continue to stay healthy. This is a HUGE step for her and me. We know that with exposing Ava to germs increases the risks of potential problems. However she is ready and we know we with your Prayers and God’s help He will continue to keep her protected.