Posted by Kim on Sunday Aug 31, 2014 Under Tru Haiku

Trying to vacuum

Crazy dogs think it’s playtime

Laugh and dance and clean

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My Heroes: First Day of Kindergarten

Posted by Kim on Saturday Aug 23, 2014 Under First


School. My home away from home.

The one place I know well. The place I go every day and even when I’m not there, it’s on my mind. It’s just a part of who I am.

As excited as I am for you, you would think I’d be completely comfortable with you starting school. But as I walk down the familiar hall and greet my teacher friends, I strangely feel like I’m in a foreign land. Nervous, anxious, excited, scared, and confused. My stomach turns for you. My palms sweat for you. And my mind races. I’m sure you feel the same, but you go right on in and do exactly what you’re told without batting an eye. Later, I see you walking out to recess and you smile the biggest smile and wave your little hand excitedly.  A sense of relief floods over me and I’m so incredibly proud of you. On my way to lunch I see you in the computer lab helping the child sitting next to you. You have gone from one extreme to the other. From playing all day with Daddy and Poppy to working in a room full of strangers.

Your teachers, Mrs. DuBose and Mrs. Hobson are angels. All you’ve ever known is the love and comfort of family. Yet, somehow they have slipped right in under the radar. They very quickly changed your little world and you love them. You love school and I could cry. I’m sure it’s just another day at work for them. Another first day in kindergarten. Just doing what they always do. Not realizing the impact they have made to one little boy and one mama. I’m far beyond grateful. They are my new heroes.


(Seconds after pulling out of the school parking lot to go home after school.)

You’ve had a very FULL day.

I have a very FULL heart.

I love you too much!

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The Night Before Kindergarten

Posted by Kim on Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 Under First

The night before Kindergarten and I should be asleep, but instead I think. I think of the baby boy who softly changed my world.


The baby boy who has brought more laughter in 5 years than I’ve experienced in all of mine.




I think of the baby boy whose gentle nature has taught me to feel more compassion. More joy.







The baby boy with sparkling eyes that make every moment new and sweet.



I think of the baby boy that I have wrapped my heart around and now into the world he goes.


No longer a baby boy, but a big boy.

He goes worthy of love and belonging. A big boy ready and strong.

He goes on his own.

I love you too much!



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