Not a tear or a wave...

My third baby is off to school! My husband and I took her to school and she went right in and never looked back. I stood there thinking...not even a tear or a wave.

Sweet poem given to me ...

Whose Child is this?, I asked one day.
Seeing a little one out at play.
"MINE" said the parent with a tender smile.
"Mine to keep for a while"
To Bathe her hands and comb her hair..to tell her what to wear.
To prepare her that she may always be good and each day do the things she should.

"Whose child is this" I asked again.
As the door opened and someone came in.
"Mine" said the teacher with same tender smile "Mine to keep for a little while."
To teach her how to be gentle and kind,
To train and direct her dear little mind.
To help her live by every rule,
And get the best she can from school.

"Whose child is this?" I asked once more.
Just as the little one entered the door...
"Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they smiled,
And each took a hand of the little child.
"Ours to love and train together,
This is our blessed task forever"
Unknown Author

23 comments:

Angie said...

She is adorable!

Lora said...

What a sweet poem. I hope she has a great day!
Did you change your mind about homeschooling?

Lora said...

I do understand that and it's great that your children have a good school to attend! I pray that your year (and theirs!) goes really well!

Melissa Ellen said...

what a doll baby! i bet that was rough. i have goose bumps and tears and she's not even mine!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I hope she has a wonderful first day...and that your day isn't too sad!

~ Sarah

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

What sweet sweet pictures! Teary eyed! I hope you both have great days!

Felicia said...

Thanks for stopping by. What a cutie you have and of course I love the fleur-de-lis accent below.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

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Thanks,
Robin

Sue said...

I'm SO GLAD you stopped by and left me a comment so I could find you. I have been reading your blog and love it. Your children are precious....the poem was was so sweet. I will be visiting you often.

My Place of Peace said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your good mom advice...we all need those reminders, don't we?!
By the way, I love the bird bath/soap dish makeover! Super cool!

Sandra said...

Oh she's adorable :)

Thank you for sharing the poem, it was really sweet.

Jennifer P. said...

That poem was a tear jerker! And mixed with the sweet pictures--BIG SIGH! Where does time go?

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a sweetie...I hope she had a wonderful first day!

I love that poem!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site!!! Will visit again soon! -Kare

kari and kijsa said...

What a sweet poem and sweeter girl!! We are celebrating our one year anniversary and wanted to thank everyone for being a special part of the past year!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful poem for a bitter sweet time.

preppy little dress said...

how cute, she's adorable!!!

Mary-Laure said...

Ooooooh, she is just so beautiful!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Ok, she's not even mine and I just want to hug her and squeeze her. That pictures is WAY TOO CUTE!!

Joy said...

What a little beauty you have! You have done an excellent job giving her security and teaching her independence---that's why you didn't see a tear or a wave. You're a very good mommy!

I love your tassel. You did an excellent job on your first try! Have you seen Susie Harris tassels? Hers are beautiful.

Becky said...

Aw, that just shows how well loved and confident you have made her. :-)

Love the poem.

April said...

Thank you so much for your prayers regarding my husband's job situation! We trust that things will get better very soon. I love your blog, by the way! I will defiinitely come back for a visit again soon. Have a great day!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful child! My little blonde just went off to college this year, not a tear or a wave from her either...but I cried all the way home!