The above picture was taken on September 12, 2009… Johnny’s first day of Sunday School.
This picture was taken on April 25, 2010… Johnny’s last day of Sunday School.
I am truly shocked when looking at these two pictures. My baby has grown so much both physically and emotionally! He went from crying every time I left him to running to the door and giving his teachers hugs. He no longer needs me like he used to but he does in new ways.
This past weekend we went and visited the preschool where Johnny will be attending next school year. We met his teacher, took a tour, and he saw where he will be playing outside and inside. He played with his buddy, Jack, my best friend Jenny’s son. They are going to be in the same preschool class and Johnny is so excited. He no longer tells me that he doesn’t want to go to preschool. Now he is excited and wants to know when it starts. He is sad that Sunday School is over but is excited for what is coming. Before preschool starts, Johnny will be away from me for a week (during mornings) for VBS. I signed Johnny and Kenzie up for vacation bible school this summer. They will be with Jack and Maddie (Jenny’s daughter).
I am excited for what summer brings. At the same time, it is bitter sweet to see my baby boy growing up before my eyes. I am looking forward to spending some time with Joley one-on-one when Johnny is in preschool but I will miss my boy at the same time. I hope we both make it through these changes with very little emotional outbursts. For now, I will just pray… pray for time to slow down and let me enjoy my baby while he still is one.