Thursday, June 4, 2015

And Just Like That, She is a Middle Schooler


 











In the blink of an eye, Sarah finished an amazing chapter of her own personal story.  Today was her last day of elementary school culminated with a 5th grade promotion ceremony.  Tonight, Scott and I are relaxing at home while she is out at a party with her friends.  How far she has come from the tiny 5-year-old arriving her first day to kindergarten!  And how far she will to go as she moves through middle school and beyond.

While I could rattle off a million memories from Sarah's elementary years, it is the simple ones that sometimes tell the story best.

In Kindergarten, she asked me if we spelled I "I", why isn't you spelled "U"? Good question.

In Second Grade, she was sent to the principal's office for an "altercation" on the bus.  A little boy was teasing her everyday and Sarah decided enough was enough.  You better believe that boy never messed with her again.  And while Scott and I weren't very happy about the visit to the office, we had a glimpse of a future woman who could handle herself no matter what the world or the boys through at her.

In Third Grade, I caught her hiding in her room reading at midnight.  All it took was the first Harry Potter book and she was hooked.  The magical world of books beyond the Dick & Jane was revealed.  She hasn't stopped reading since.  

In Fifth Grade, she brought home a big graded project that I knew nothing about. She didn't need a me to check it or organize it or even know about it.  She just did the work herself and did it well.  That was the moment I knew she was ready for middle school.  It told me more than any report card ever could.

Here Sarah stands ready for the next chapter.  Middle school is such an exciting time, so full of change.  While I can't believe middle school is already here, I know she is ready.

Congratulations, Sarah!

That is life in MomZania.

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