"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of Second Grade

The first year Katya went to school, she was terrified. She stood, clenched fists, crying unhappily and terribly upset.

It felt awful.

The next year was a trifle better.

And the next just a little bit better.

But today?? Oh my!

Katya was so excited to be going back to her good school! From the moment she woke up enough to realize what she was up to today, she was happy!

She was eager to get outside and wait for her ride to arrive.

She was patient with us taking photos!

And excited about us taking pictures! (She was so tickled with her new shoes!)

We thought Katya looked so "big girl" today.

Katya was truly happy to be going back to the school in the Big City, and it showed all over her!

No tears, just a quick kiss on the cheek from her after I buckled her into the school van, and then she signed, "Good-bye--Go!" and happily went off. 

We are so happy for her. Praying she has an absolutely fantastic year this year!


Anonymous said...

It's so good to see she's happy and I'm really glad you found a school where she will flourish. It makes my day!

Fatcat said...

She looks absolutely adorable!!!

What a cutie. I'm so glad she's happy about the new school. :-)

Milena said...

I am so happy that she is so happy! Wonderful!

Carolyn said...

Wonderful! So happy for Katya and for you all~


:)De said...

Such a beautiful journey for such a beautiful child. She is dressed so darling... love the ruffled socks.