To My Beautiful Alice,
I sit here now, having just dropped you off at school and I feel overwhelmed with pride and guilt. Guilt because it was Holly’s first day at school, I don’t want you to feel overshadowed. That your first day in year two isn’t important, because it is. But also so incredibly proud of you because you are a brilliant big sister and you, just like me, wanted Holly to be ok.
Holly is very lucky to have a sister like you, I know that you will look out for her, make sure she is ok when ever you see her and that brings me more comfort than you will ever know.
Today as you sat at my dressing table for me to do your hair and I looked up and you were staring back at me in the mirror, with your school tie on. You looked so grown up, I had to catch myself from crying as I thought to myself where has my baby girl gone. Because you definitely no longer a baby, you are my big 6 year old girl and I love the girl that you’ve become.
Ever since you started year one, you’ve talked about being a year two and getting to wear the tie. It’s a big thing to be head of the school and I know that you are going to be brilliant at showing all the new reception children how to do things and where to go.
I know that year two is going to be a big year for you, but seeing how incredibly hard you worked last year I know that together we will get through it. You put your heart into everything you do and you have a thirst to learn.
You are my shining star and whilst I’ve loved every single second with you over the summer holidays. It really has been wonderful to have you home with me for 6 weeks. It is now time for you to have fun with your friends and smash year two.
Remember how proud we are of you and how much we love you.