Today was the first day back at the preschool. I wasn't sure how it was going to feel, after eveything, but I had Bob Marley in my head all day singing,
"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
thanks to my dear Sister who knows just how to nuture and care for me in my time of need. She was my confidant all summer and knew I was sad and struggling and also knew just how to pick me up. I found a package in my door from her yesterday with all the cheerful gifts above. The note quoting Bob on the (One little bird) card said it all. Such kindness.
And such kindness from you friends. Your comments yesterday and also emails over the past months have kept me afloat (I know, not ANOTHER water metaphor!) but truly, I have appreciated it all.
As for going back to the preschool today? One look in those cherub faces and sweet smiles and all the adoring hugs and I knew I was in the right place. No matter what. It will be a great year.
(also, thanks to you, Mom. xx)