For the past 10 years, all I have known is motherhood. Today is the day I never wanted to come. My baby started Kindergarten today. I can't explain the emotion that has run through my veins today...it's a mixture of pride, caution and sadness all in one. I'm so very proud of my children, I take great pride in them...to me, they are my most prized possession. Now life will take a new direction for me, one I always wanted to avoid. Nevertheless, as I tucked them into bed last night and prayed with them, I gave them an extra squeeze and thanked the Lord for the wonderful opportunity to invest in their first 5 years - with no regrets. I became the designated hugger at school this morning:) I walked around and hugged mama's who needed to know it was ok...eventhough inside I was kicking and screaming...I was so proud of my son for walking in to a strange place and immediately being so confident. He assured me that he loved me and gave me the "thumbs up" as he walked away...as if he knew he needed to console ME! So here is to all you mama's who have dedicated your life to prepare your child(ren) to take on the world. You've done a great job, mama!