If we have done anything right, the only remarkable thing you will be wearing to school on this first day of kindergarten is your confidence. Even though I may have thoroughly planned your first day outfit, and carefully selected a suitable backpack it’ll only be these years of character building that will matter when you walk through your schools double doors.
As you embark on this journey that will carry you through your more impressionable years I will be cheering you on to be your best – most authentic – self.
Never trade in your individuality for some carbon copy of your peers.
Never feel the desire to dull your inner sparkle that is after all our favorite part about you.
Never lose your sense of curiosity and continue to ask questions to gain better understanding.
I encourage you to share your creativity with your peers! I’ve witnessed first hand the magnitude of your imagination and know your talents will be endless.
Bravery is your most cherished attribute, and I know undoubtedly that you will persist outside of your introverted comfort zone, because you are also amazingly adventures despite those limitations.
You are a social butterfly, who has never shyed away from creating new friendships, be bold and befriend even the under dogs.
Smile and face each of those tougher days with grace and persistence, for they don’t last long.
You are a fascinating human! And we are proud of you for waking each morning with a positive outlook on life and rising to the challenge of facing another day. Everything else you accomplish is simply a bonus!
I vow to take heed to your struggles, and be sensitive to your needs this first year you adapt to this new life.
I vow to love you and protect you on this journey.
I vow to let go of my need to be in control and allow this village to help guide and protect you.
I vow to never underestimate how precious your mind is, and to fill it with positive thoughts and encouragement especially in these days that you are feeling vulnerable.
You are full of greatness!
You are full of potential!
You have incredible determination!
You are (mostly) equipped with the tools to do this,
You will do this!!
You are kindness, and gentleness, and intention.
You are you, and that is perfect!
I am going to miss you! But I am more proud of you than you will ever know, and that fills my heart with excitement these first days!
Go now, with my heart, and relish in all the joy and learning your school days have to offer. You will do great things!
I love you!!