Friday, August 15, 2008
Monte B. lost his first tooth. Just like that, his baby smile has a gap in it, and the transition from little boy to big, is complete. Looking back over this school year and preparing for next, I realized just how much he has grown. He started the year counting and ended it doing subtraction and addition. He began the year with letter sounds and ended it reading Dr. Seuss and Frog and Toad are Friends. He can tie his shoes and ride a bike and count money and swim and cut an apple. And now he has a hole in his smile. I don't know exactly why I feel these tears welling, but I am stopping for a moment to thank God for this gift of brown eyes and gentle heart and brave soul, this son that made me a mother.