Summers always seem to go by fast when you’re just getting the hang of the fun. This year has seemed to fly a little faster. I blinked, it’s August, and I’m sending my baby girl to preschool this month. Ouch!
In just a few short weeks, she will embark on her own little journey of learning and friendship — something she is desperately ready for, and I know her beautiful little mind needs.
On her first day, this momma will be knee-deep in my feelings as my only kiddo takes that big leap. She is so excited and ready for it all. So if you see me in the carpool line in the coming days with hot-mess hair, counting down the hours until pick-up, don’t mind me. She and I are both starting this new chapter called preschool.
For the last four years, my little girl has been my mini bestie, my shopping buddy, and my morning cake pop and coffee date. She was my constant in the big mountain of fighting cancer. Though she will always be all of these things, she now gets to spread her wings a little more in her very own way. For her to do that, it also allows me to let go some.
The Power of Affirmation
As my little girl has grown, I have always been sure to affirm her. Growing up in a home with trauma and brokenness, words of affirmation have always been important to me, especially in the scarcity of receiving them. It is one of my many love languages.
Each day when getting ready, or in the evening while tucking her into bed after bedtime stories, we share affirmations. I want her to know she is brave, strong, and beautiful. I want to incorporate that in her learning too.
As we embark on the school year ahead, I want to share the affirmations we use.
1. I am strong.
2. I am smart.
3. I am important.
4. I am special.
5. I am amazing.
6. I am brave.
7. I am beautiful.
8. I am kind.
9. I am loved.
10. I will change the world.
Affirmations are a great way to speak positively about the day ahead. We enjoy saying them to empower our little girl to try hard things, to know she is loved and beautiful just the way she is, and that she has the power to make a difference in the world around her.