Today was the day when our Kate took her first steps into school life.
More than most people, I have had opportunities to talk, watch, listen and console parents on that first day.
The first day is often much harder for the parent than the child.
I thought that this might be the case for us too, but I can't bring myself to that place -yet.
You see, I LOVED school! Primary school, high school, college (because when I first enrolled that is what it was) and Uni.
I have loved the learning.
I have loved the quirky opportunities.
I have loved the friends.
I have loved the teachers (mostly - and for those that I didn't - it is sad to say, but I enjoyed tormenting them!)
I tried to love every minute - and mostly succeeded!
So today, as Kate walked through the school yard and was greeted by a chorus of "Hi Kate"'s I was happy for her to start this great adventure.
'Education is not fillling a bucket, but lighting a fire'.
Dearest Kate, may your embers never cool; Love Mum xxx