You were so excited to start school and I couldn’t help but wonder if you would always feel this way. I was a bit nervous to let you go! Another step for you out in the big world, in a place where I can’t protect you as much as I would like to. You were so ready to start school, so ready to be around your peers, to learn and discover. When your dad gave you a blessing the Monday before you started school he asked you what you wanted to be blessed with, you said you wanted to make friends. I know that friendship is so important to you. I pray that you will choose your friends wisely, they will be a great influence on you. I hope you will love the process of learning and take advantage of every opportunity to learn. I hope that you push yourself to do your best. I love you, my boy, and feel so blessed to be your mother. You have taught me so much about love, patience, and discovery. I feel priviledged to watch you as you journey through this life. What a big step you have made!! Love you!!