Because I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my children while my husband works, I am also able to volunteer for PTA programs at their schools. I don’t do much, but the one program I make myself available for is the PreK program. For the past two years, I have donated my time on Tuesday mornings to help these little ones feel comfortable in the school they will attend the following year. I find joy in their little faces and their laughter lifts me from my dark place for a little while.
Today was graduation day.
I was filled with pride as I watched “my babies” perform their songs, accept their diplomas and march across the stage for their photo op.
I cried happy tears as everyone watched the beautiful presentation put together by our chairperson, pictures of the children during activities we provided for them.
And my heart swelled as my kids sought me out for a hug and a “thank you” and a “have a good summer!”
It may have only been an hour and a half once a week, but during that time, those kids were mine, and I loved every minute of it.
Congratulations PreK class of 2015. I will miss you. On to bigger and better things. I wish I could thank you all individually for allowing me to be a part of your life, however small a part it was. Have fun in Kindergarten! I’ll see you next year when I bring my new group of PreK babies in to visit your classroom.
This is an original ROSCMM post and was inspired by The Mapmaker’s Children by Sara McCoy, a copy of which I received for review purposes. Join my virtual book club, From Left to Write on May 19th as we discuss The Mapmaker’s Children. All opinions are that of Jennifer herself, unless otherwise noted.
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