1st Grade Begins

My girl is officially a 1st Grader.

Notice I didn't say my little girl.

Her uniforms from last year still fit - she is wearing one today.

Her shoe size hasn't increased since mid-Kindergarten.

She still likes to snuggle with me, and sleeps with her Blanky and menagerie.

But she is just a bit older, and acts it.

And is in a 'real' grade at school.

It all seems to be happening so quickly, though, and days like this - first days, days of importance - remind me that I need to slow down because time surely won't.

Today, my girl took another independent step towards being the amazing grown person she will one day become.

I miss my little, though.