The Class of 2024 graduated yesterday - from kindergarten. There are 45 precious children in Natalie's class - several of which are Amish students, so it's likely they will not be present when this class graduates as seniors. I love that she is in a school that has such small classes.
Their program was a series of songs and one-line speeches that took us through a typical school day. Everyone did a great job.
At the end of the ceremony, all the students walked from the stage to the floor and sat in a row to watch a PowerPoint presentation of pictures of their activities throughout the year. Natalie's teacher snuggled up to her; she has got to be one of the best and most loving elementary teachers I know.
Julie sat next to me; and during the PowerPoint, I could hear her sniffing. As moms, haven't we all been a little emotional when we see our children grow? I leaned over to her and whispered 'next thing you know, she'll be married with two kids of her own and one more on the way.'