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Thursday, 18 May 2017

To My First Born on Her First Day Of Pre-School



Dear LittleLim,

Today on the 16th of May 2017, you embarked on a new journey and in the process unlocked another milestone achievement. One of many you've already done, dusted and accomplished and one of many more you will soon be doing and hitting. Today is the first day of preschool for you and to be honest, I am a little unappreciative of how you're a little oblivious to how major this is. But at 28 months I get that having all your gummies and getting all your "toiis" (toys) are a more important task than going to school. 

I'll be excited for the both of us. As I laid your outfit out and pack your bag (one too many times because I feel like I'm forgetting something) yesterday, my heart is going so fast I'm sure your little brother felt it. I'm all nerves, excitement, happiness and sadness that today has finally come. No preparation would fully prepare me for this day, but I know it must happen. My firstborn starting her education journey.

Mommy and Daddy are so proud of how well you handled your first day. As you walked in with me to your new environment, you were cautious but warmed up so easily. You looked like you were about to cry when I told you I had to go but soon forgotten about tears as you saw your new friends. You even made one of your classmates who was crying feel better by offering a "hi5" to him.

After that mummy had to say goodbye to you and trust your teachers to take over. As I walked out to join your daddy who had been watching outside this whole time, my heart got heavier. This is it, your first official step into the world of learning. We cannot be any more happier with the school you are attending and we are sure it will be the beacon of your education journey. We know that this school will provide you with space to explore, learn, play and grow and we are so happy to know that you like your teacher.

As I bid you goodbye, I say a silent prayer that you will always enjoy learning. You will always have that sense of wonder and excitement just as you stepped into your school for the first time. That you will love gaining knowledge and that you will discover yourself while unlocking your potentials.

My wish for you is that you always learn to give your best in everything you do. Don't worry about perfect scores but never stop trying to achieve excellence. Always get up when you fail and never be afraid to fail. Always remember that the discovery of yourself, developing the right attitudes and character during this journey is more important. You are in a safe place, so use it to find you. We love you and are so excited to see your journey unfold.

Love you sweetheart.
-Mommy

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