McKenna's First Day of School

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    Even though I've scrapped one of these pics before, I HAD to scrap this memory. McKenna's first day of school was such a big deal to me, one that I worried and agonized over for months. Credits: Papers and most elements from Gina Miller's "Country Store" collection and stitches from Gina Miller's "Stitch Essentials" (all available at www.scrapbook-bytes.com). Staple is from Shabby Princess. Fonts are Jump Start, Mom's Typewriter.

    Journaling: McKenna - your first day of school was a much anticipated day. We thought you would be starting school earlier and that Kyla would be coming later which would leave you plenty of time to adjust to the two major changes. Little did we know...the morning of your first day, you were very excited. But Mommy started to experience some major contractions and almost couldn’t walk you across the street to school! You were in your stroller and I had to stop for several minutes because of contractions and I didn’t know if I’d be able to get you to class! You had no idea what was going on and were as excited as can be. I couldn’t decide if I should take you to class and risk you coming home to find Mommy gone (and who knows what kind of trauma that would be for a 2-year old! You might think that if you go to school again then Mommy would go to the hospital again!) or I could take you and hope that it was false labor. Or I could turn around and make you miss your first day. I decided that you were too excited and I couldn’t take that from you. So off to school you went and I managed to walk back home and rested for the afternoon. My only goal was to be there when you got home so that I could hear about your big day. You came home from school full of pride for the beautiful art projects you’d made and talking non-stop about all of the things you loved. I was so glad that you enjoyed school so much and didn’t need any time to adjust - because you had an even bigger change coming your way...Kyla was born just 24-hours later!

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