carrying handmade treasures and notes written in their freshly learned letters
flowers from their gardens and beautiful plants in hand painted pots
handmade soaps, and candles and honey
Each gesture, each gift from heart, every single hug came with such love it just tore at my heart strings. Twelve of my kids from the preschool graduated to Kindergarten this past week and emotions ran very high. I have been watching some of them grow since they were not even quite two years old and it feels too hard to just let them go.
As thier teacher, I tried so hard to be strong...to celebrate with them this new journey in thier life and not show them sadness. But with each hug I could barely choke out a goodbye, and tears flowed with abandon.
Will it ever get easier?
Goodbyes are so painful.