First Day of School She started
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First Day of School
She started school this morning, and she seemed so very small. As I
walked right beside her in the Kindergarten Hall.
And she took her place beside the others in the class, I realized how
all too soon those first few years can pass.
Remembering, I saw her as she first learned to walk. The words that
we alone made out when she began to talk.
This little girl so much absorbed in learning how to write. It seems she
must have grown to girlhood overnight.
My eyes were blurred by hastily I brushed the tears away lest by
some word or sign of mine. I mar her first big day.
Oh how I longed to stay with her and keep her by the hand to lead to
the places that she couldn’t understand.
And something closely kin to fear was mingled with my pride. I knew
she would no longer be a baby by my side.
But she must have her chance to live, to work her problems out, the
privilege to grow and learn what life is all about.
And I must share my little girl with friends and work and play; she’s
not a baby anymore – she’s in Kindergarten today.
Author Unknown