today is your Kindergarten graduation and i am missing it. i had to be at work. and i really wanted to be there for you. because of work i have missed field trips and class parties and baseball games. and i am sorry.
i even told your DaDa this morning, “i get all of the tough stuff and none of the reward.”
to which he said, “no you don’t” and nodded for me to turn around.
and there you were. with wildflowers you picked from our yard, in your little hand. holding them out to me.
and i cried.
i DO get the rewards.
i was there (and cried) when you started Kindergarten and i picked you up from your first day of school and we made your hand-print. i was there when you read your first sentence all by yourself. i was there when you lost your first tooth. i was there when you counted all the way to a hundred. i was there for your first book fair. (i look forward to you asking me for money for many years to come!) and i was there for science fair and class awards ceremonies.
you reward me every day. i am so in love with you and in love with having you in my life. you grow too fast and learn too much. you DO listen to what i say and i hear your love for me in the things you say and the way you look at me at night if the hug to kiss ratio isn’t even.
thank you BabyCakes. i wasn’t there today for your graduation, but i WILL be there for your entire life.
you are Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful. and i love you.