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  1. Tracy says:

    Beautiful post. My heart aches a little bit each time I watch my 3 year-old walk through those preschool doors for exactly those reasons. It’s so tough letting them go!

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I think that’s only natural. And I’m sure that when my little one gets a bit bigger and starts embarking on life’s little journey’s, that my heart will ache each and every time.

  2. Wow, I totally get this. I have a hard time even sending Jessi to the nursery at church. I’ve been praying through going back to work, and it’s really tough to think about sending my girls to daycare…because no one knows how to care for them like I do. It’s tough because we as their momma’s know BEST and it’s really hard to let go!

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I can imagine. I always had a hard time doing that, too. I hated having to walk away from him at church when he was begging for me to come get him. But he always did so great after I left. I know he’d be the same at school, but it’s the thought of leaving him with someone who doesn’t know him or his ways that scares me.

  3. […] not ready to let you go and I don’t think you are ready to go yet either. Despite wondering whether or not the PreSchool teachers will take care of you the way that I think you need taking ca…, I just don’t think you’ve reached the stage of independence where you will fully […]

  4. Sarah says:

    I love this. So touching. I am thankful that Dustyn is only in school 3 days a week and only for 3 hours. ha ha. It has been hard.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I can imagine. I don’t even like to think about having to leave Noah somewhere he isn’t familiar with. I’m sure Dustyn absolutely loves it though!

  5. Kristen says:

    Great post. We were thinking alike this week…. I’m not ready either. To have my babies grow up. Kristen

  6. This was beautiful!! Loved it and can totally relate!!!

  7. Andrea says:

    Oh wow, this is so sweet! It almost made me cry. Hugs for the day when you have to let go, it’s going to be hard.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      LOL I almost cried when I wrote it. Hopefully I have a while to continue to prepare myself to let go. I don’t even like to think about how hard it will be.

  8. Barbie says:

    So beautiful and so true. My children were on the door step of their daycare provides when they were six weeks old. I did not have the honor or privilege of staying home with them. Thus, by the time they got to school, there wasn’t really anything new. Embrace these moments with your precious little one. Mama knows best!

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I can’t imagine how hard that was. Now that I’ve been a stay-at-home mom and been able to spend time with my son when he was a newborn, I can’t imagine not doing the same with another child. I have so much respect for mothers who have to work outside the home when their children are little.

  9. Barb says:

    Ahh yes, I know this feeling. I still feel it a little bit when I leave my children and they are 12, 10 and 7. But I also firmly believe it’s good for them to have someone do things a little differently and see that the world doesn’t stop spinning after all and that hot dogs taste the same even if they are cut up in a different way.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I agree. It’s so important to give our kids outside influence and show them that the world continues to spin and go around, even if things aren’t always the same for them. But….I don’t think it hurts to hold on to them a bit longer either. They will only be little once.

  10. Angel says:

    This is so beautiful and true. Going through it myself 3 times I totally understand and I think it was harder with each one. The baby was ready long before I was. No one knows like Momma

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I think that’s the way it usually goes. Kids are always more eager to grow up. I can identify so much more with my own mother now that I have a child of my own.

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