One of the things that I will miss most about Memphis is the Great Oaks Mother’s Day Out program. It wasn’t just because I got a break twice a week either. I knew from the second that I dropped off Bria and Jack that they were loved. I know because I was asked every day of the week when Tuesday and Thursday were coming. Bria doesn’t meet the age requirement for kindergarten. I’m in no hurry to send her. I’m fairly confident that she could start in the fall and be just fine if that is what we wanted to do. Jack has learned so much there. There just aren’t enough words to express what a blessing all the teachers and the administrator were to us in the last two years. So Thursday, when I knew it was over. No one would be back, it was HARD.

All the kids came out to perform song. Then each class performed individually. Jack was in his element. His songs may have been a beat behind but he was getting his groove thing on. It was so cute! He was trying so hard. He wasn’t at all scared to be in front of a crowd. Bria was hanging out right by her buddy Claire. She was pretty happy to be in front of a crowd.

Cue the slide show… and the tears. Then it was time for the four year old class to graduate. They disappeared and reappeared in little caps and gowns. So cute. Little Miss Thang ran to her spot, and I missed the picture of her walking down the aisle. They got their awards and then threw their caps. Oh my word. Then it was off to the reception. They had a huge cake and snacks. I got a glimpse of the Class of 2025. Bria and Benson will actually be 2026. That sounds insane to me…

No worries. I’m getting to the good part…

Congratulations Bria and Jack! We love  you! Thank you Great Oaks. There are no words.