Eeek, McKenna just started school this week for the first time ever! I am so happy for her and excited for the whole new world which is going to open up for her. I have been selfish the last few years not sending her to school/or daycare earlier knowing that the time I get to spend with her at this precious age is few and fleeting and have tried to indulge in as much of it as I can. But of course I can't keep her for myself forever and her having just turned four it is now time for her to begin discovering her own path and identity. I guess this is one of the hard parts of being a parent, because while I am so ready for her to learn about about everything exciting, fun, inspiring, and wonderful in the world, I am apprehensive of the heartbreaks, disappointments, and frustrations that I know must also follow. I love this amazing little person beyond what I could have comprehended. I know that as she grows past this milestone and through the next that her smiles and successes will be my smiles and successes, while her tears and failures will be mine even more so. I know that I am so lucky so have this beautiful lady in my life as I watch her grow.