Taking flight.

My little bird started her new school today.
A school that is in the Pine forests.
With teachers who love children.
Who respect them as the most important people in our society.
A school that cares about the world.
The school that I was dreaming she would go to.

And so she went.
She was so brave.
With Kitty.
And Blankie.
And Teddy.

And we went into the class.
And her teachers were so nice.
And they showed her around.

Would she like it?
This Montessori school?

I wish I knew.
I wanted to stay.
But this was her moment.

Her next step into the world.

I couldn't take it away from her.

So I put on a brave face.
Gave her a hug.
And a kiss.
And walked out.

And my heart broke into a million pieces.

And I cried in the car.

Your children are not of you.
They come through you.
So said a wise man.

My little bird is flying from the nest.

I am so proud of her.

So happy.

And my heart is also broken open.

Fly my little bird.
Fly to your dreams.
Mama loves you.


  1. Oh, my goodness! First, I can only imagine how your heart must hurt! I hope each new day taking her to school gets easier and easier. Though it has to help that she at least looks excited to start this new thing.

    Second, you have the most beautiful daughter! She has possibly the sweetest face I've ever seen.

    Hugs from far away as you and your family make this new transition to school!

  2. Dear Ola- thank you so much for the sweet words of condolence that you left my way. Truly they warmed my heart. Thank you so much.

    I love reading your sweet blog.


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