i know it’s only preschool. and i know it’s only a few days a week for only a few hours. but it’s the beginning. the beginning of a new chapter of our lives. of her life. a new chapter to a story far from finished. a story in the works. a story that i know will be incredible. magical. beautiful. how do i know this? she’s my little girl. our little girl. and so far the story’s been magical. incredible. beautiful.

today is your day.
you’re off to great places!
you’re off and away!

…and will you succeed?
yes! you will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

kid, you’ll move mountains!
so…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to great places!
today is your day!
your mountain is waiting.
so…get on your way!…”
{dr. seuss}