On 8/6/18 , I woke up, got Kynnedy ready, and dropped her off at her first day of Pre-K.
She was full of life and confidence; I, internally, was a mess.
I couldn’t help but stay in constant prayer all the way to the school that morning. I had to make sure that if God heard nothing else from my mouth, he would keep my child safe from harm while at school.
My daughter is now in the public school system. There is a certain shift in energy and a direct desire to be completely overprotective. I believe it is due to the type of work that I do. I receive several calls throughout the school year involving children, and even children being hurt by school personnel. I hope and pray that one day that is not my child, or that I am not in the position to have to report inappropriate actions by a school professional about my child.
I have reflected over the course of the week, and I believe that you’re never prepared to send your child into the public (or private) school system. For a child, it is a rite of passage and a new adventure; for parents, we are full of nerves, joy, apprehension, etc. (or at least that was me lol).
To all of those in my position, who’s child is entering the school system world and all it has to offer, we will get through this. The nerves will subside, the tears will stop, and we will have a successful year!