In order to stay sane this year, I've incorporated some of our yearly school rituals into our own Advent calendar. So, today was Alex's last kindergarten Advent Spiral. It was simply beautiful. It was very moving, thinking about how much my little girl has grown and developed into her own person over the past four years in Miss Brenda's classroom.
When the children entered the room to the music, I was barely keeping it together. Justin distracted me by loudly whispering during the Mary-figure's walk. When Miss Brenda asked the first child to walk the spiral, and motioned to Alex to begin, I had tears of thankful joy clandestinely falling on my cheeks.
Candles waiting to be lit