It’s hard to believe it’s already been 5 years. Mommy is so proud of the young man you are becoming. You are kind, compassionate and have a genuine concern for others. You’re not my baby anymore. You’re my big boy going to big boy school. I knew this day would come…just not so soon.
As excited as I am for you to start Kindergarten, it’s hard for me to imagine you in an environment where everyone is not as kind as you. You need to know that there are some not so nice people in the world. And there is a possibility that you will meet some of them as you go through school. Mommy can’t stop them from being mean. I can’t control how they were taught to think and feel. Or, how they express those thoughts and feelings. No matter what those not so nice people say or do, do not change who you are. God made you in his image. You are perfect just the way you are.
The color of your skin is perfect.
The way you care for others is perfect.
The way you ask a million questions is perfect.
Don’t stop being you! No one can be Shaun as good as you.
At school there will be tests, more homework and projects. WOW! But you can do all things. You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you! Remember when you came home proud to have learned that scripture? Stay proud! Keep it near your heart and mind.
You can do all things and be anything you want to be. The possibilities are endless. No matter how hard a task may seem, you will conquer it. Work hard, push forward. Never forget that mommy and daddy will be right there by your side. For every spelling test, reading assignment, school performance…you name it! We will be right there to study, help sound out words and cheer you on! Know that we will always support you!
This year will be a lot different than what you’re used to. New and different things can be intimidating. But I’m not worried (so neither should you). You are amazing! And amazing things are in your future!