The difficulty and beauty of endings

December 10, 2014

Dear Max

Last Friday was your last day at your nursery school and the end of two years of growth in such a profound way. In two years, one would naturally expect things to change in a young person’s life, whether it’s learning the days of the week, mastering a good pencil grip, or memorising Channukah songs.

So of course you’ve learnt and developed over the last two years. But what your report doesn’t say is how you’ve gone from being a quiet little boy clutching your taglet to a vocal (in the good sense) and self-assured big little dude, and how your compassion, curiosity and confidence have grown even more.

I remember being so worried about you starting school, and whether this school was *right* for you. But it was so right for you, and the love and nurturing you got there propelled you in ways I could never have expected. It was always important for us to send you to a school that encouraged kindness and warmth, with a parent body whose values lie in goodness rather than in designer handbags or high-end cars. And that’s what we got, and there was never a day that I thought we didn’t fit in, or that I needed to shield you from anything or anyone.

And while I know a great new school awaits you next year, and that you’re onto your next life instalment, I’m sad that this chapter is over. I’ve made some good friends, who happen to be your besties’ moms, and we’re going to do our best to ensure monthly playdates for you guys, and wine dates for us.

I know that when you wear your first school uniform next year, there will be tears (from my side), and a heart that pulls me excitedly to what lies ahead, to one that just wants to go back in time, and hold you tight, in an attempt to protect you from everything.

Well done on a brilliant two years, and for taking every opportunity to grow and learn. But mostly, well done for being so kind and good – whether it was feeding rabbits with carrots from home, or taking your “doctor’s box” to give kids plasters in case one of them fell.

It was the best of times, and I’m hoping your next chapter will be as awesome. Fortunately I have big wad of tissues ready for it.


Your proud mom xx


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  • Danielle

    Lovely Tanya, know exactly how you feel !

    December 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thanks so much x

      December 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Pat

    Tanya you are a great Mom and you have every right to be proud of your precious Max! Well Done both of you! Love Pat

    December 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Aaah, thank you, as always xx

      December 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Mrs FF

    Big hugs mommy. I’m sure Max will grow and flourish in his new school too

    December 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Here’s hoping! Thank you hun x

      December 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Heather

    Ah one door closes and another opens… milestones hey… your boy is growing up 🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 10:56 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      I know! Yay and eek! 🙂

      December 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm Reply

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