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  1. Keri says:

    So true! Even this year – dropping my babies off at kindergarten and 2nd grade – I teared up a bit.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I don’t blame you. If we don’t decide to Homeschool long-term, I can guarantee that I will cry when I drop my son off at school the first time.

  2. Anastasia says:

    Oh man. It is so hard to let them go. It’s nice to keep them around longer I think.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I agree. I really don’t think there is any harm in holding onto our kids just a little bit longer. We can’t get these years back.

  3. Adrienne says:

    No one knows them better than us! All of these little traits you wrote about made my heart melt at the thought of sending him out. So sweet!

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      There are just some things that even the most well meaning people will never know or understand about our children. πŸ™‚

  4. Angie says:

    Beautiful post.

    You are right – no one knows your child inside and out like their mama.

  5. Shell says:

    Oh, this is so sweet. No one knows our kids like we do. But, I’ve also learned that by letting mine go, others have been able to show me parts of my boys that even I didn’t know. Different people see different sides and it’s taught me a lot to let mine go.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      That’s a great perspective, Shell. I had never thought about it that way, but you’re so right. I know that I remember hearing my mom say that she learned more about me and different aspects of my personality through things that my teachers would tell her as I was growing up. But, it’s still so hard to let go…even when we know that our kids really will be okay.

  6. Tara R. says:

    Mommy will always be the one who understands all those wonderful little quirks. It is hard to trust someone else to take care of your child.

  7. Krista says:

    I just went through those same conversations in my head when my daughter started daycare/preschool two days a week. Letting go is so hard. And I wanted so badly to just be a fly in the wall or peek through the windows so I could decipher her toddler talk, step in when someone tried to steal her toys or when she was stealing someone elses. It’s so very hard.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I know what you mean. The thought of someone not quite “getting him” drives me crazy and almost makes me queasy. LOL Us mama’s are so protective.

  8. Life As Wife says:

    So what I’m going through right now! Why is
    It so hard leave your kiddo with others.

  9. Galit Breen says:

    Love this, friend! There’s nothing more fierce than Mama love!

  10. so so sweet courtney! i know exactly how you feel. love on that baby just a little bit longer πŸ˜‰ they won’t be this small forever.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      You’re absolutely right. Even though I think we all wish they’d stay that way for a while longer!

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.