The end of an era!
by Kim Nash (author of Amazing Grace).
It feels like just five minutes have passed since I walked you to school on your very first day, holding your hand.
Your uniform new and bright; your eyes unsure and nervous.
You held my hand so tight and cried because you didn’t want to leave me.
And I had to let you go!
Hand you over to people I didn’t know.
To take care of you and teach you.
It was the hardest thing I ever did.
I’ve been blessed to be able to share your school years.
On school trips, at plays and pantos, sports days and visits to class. I’m a very lucky mum who has been able to do this and it’s been a pure delight every single time.
I’ve watched not just you but all those other amazing children that you’ve gone through the last few years with, grow into wonderful, talented, amazing, funny, incredible young adults who at your school play last week, made my heart soar with joy.
I’ve watched you hold your head up high and gradually not need me as much. The hand holding on the way to school stopped one day without warning and a tiny bit of my heart broke.
But above all, I’ve watched you flourish into the brave, polite, kind, clever, bright, wonderful boy you are today. And my heart bursts with pride.
And now, you are in your last week at primary school and it’s nearly the start of another new chapter for my little boy who is little no more.
You have always been my whole world. Always have been, always will be and I couldn’t love you more!
Go into the world my darling son.
Dream big and reach for the stars!
It’s nearly time for a whole new adventure!
Let’s do this!