Toward the end of August, our children's ministry applauds, whoops & honors these little people graduating up to first grade. They are adorned in baby blue gowns & larger than life caps, which cling like a bad birthday hat.
The team lead, affectionately known as Teacher Gretchen, spoke a word about the class as a whole & individually. They received a gift of a big kid Bible to which V asks me, "How come there are a lot of number ones in there?"
T. Gretchen said this of V, "V, you have a great imagination & are such creative." She has always been a bit larger than life. And I'm pretty sure her life mantra to this point (she just doesn't know it) is, "Go big or go home."
She is definitely not my little kinder anymore, but she'll always be my little girl.