He shook Mr. Woodrow Cummins hand (the guy his school is named after) on the way into school, took pictures, talked to people he recognized, couldn't wait to see his friends and was ready to go to his classroom.
I am SOOOO thankful that Kohen didn't see my flip-out. In the picture above, he is not upset at all, he is embarrassed that I wouldn't let him go! We laughed together after that hug and we talked about how much fun he was going to have. I could see in his eyes that he was more than ok with him being at school. I think he was ready for Mommy, Daddy and sister to leave so he could start kindergarten!
After we left, Saylor and I went to meet a couple of friends for a BooHoo/WooHoo breakfast :)
We had a great breakfast. Afterwards, my friend Jessica told me she had bought me something. She gave me a gift bag and a card. The card explained how she had gone to an art exhibit over the weekend and she couldn't help but think about people she knew that have lost a parent. (The art featured paintings about death, grieving and rebirth). She hoped that the artwork would uplift me. I flipped open the book and this was the first painting I saw, titled "Sitting Comfortably in Anxiety":
As I read what was written beside it, I began to cry.
How perfect was that for me to read today! What are the chances of Jessica giving that to me on a day I was struggling with my anxiety. Especially because I have not experienced an anxiety attack in a very long time. I took it as a sign. A sign to continue moving forward. I sign to celebrate my baby boy starting kindergarten. A sign to celebrate that i recognize the signs I honestly feel are from Heaven.
Here's to a great school year and a happy, healthy Mommy.
*Oops! I forgot to add these pictures after I posted this blog :)
**I must also add that it is now Saturday, which means we have 1 full week of school under our belt! I can not believe how smoothly this transition has gone! Kohen really has started to open up and not be so shy around others. He is doing so great and I could not be more proud of him!!! Love my smart, compassionate, handsome little kindergartener!