Monday, May 16, 2011
a high-five and a smile
Tim and I had some errands to run today. I purposefully had a list of places to go to keep my mind occupied on tasks so I wouldn't be lost in thought over how Alex was doing. We accomplished our tasks, which felt good to have them off the "to do" list, and made our way back to pick Alex up 3 hours later.
My heart pounded as I saw his classmates for the day coming into the room. How was he going to be? How'd it go? Any tears? Any hint that something was bothering him?
He walked in casually confident, a smile on his face when he caught sight of us waiting on him. He told me that there was only one question he left blank and asked me what I thought the answer to it was. I assured him that one question blank was awesome and that I'm proud of him and how well he handled his first day of testing!
Thinking back over the day, maybe the tears are due to how blessed I am to be Alex's mom and how proud of him I am! He's come so far from the little guy I would leave at preschool crying every morning. I am thankful that we worked our way through that milestone so that on a day like today we parted ways with a high-five and a smile!