Dear Jacob

I’m writing this letter to you while you are off at your first day of Kindergarten. I was lucky enough to be working from home today, so that I could walk you to school with Mommy and Violet. It has been a very special day,  you spent all morning excited to be heading off to school. As I sit here writing this, I wonder how your day is going. Are you listening to the teacher? Are you behaving? Did you enjoy your snack? Are you making new friends?


I know that school can be fun, but it can also be hard. I had my difficulties with school over the years and I want you to know that no matter what problems you have you can come to your mother and me. We’ll work together to make it better. I want you to succeed Jacob and I know with some hard work you will.

You’ll soon be starting your fall Swimming and Skating lessons. I’m sure you are going to do great at swimming. It was amazing to watch how much more comfortable you became in the water over the summer. Watching you in nana’s pool was great. As long as you keep working at it and listen to your teacher I’m sure we’ll be signing you up for Pre-school 3 in January. The skating is going to be a little more difficult. You’ll be starting to ware hockey equipment, not all at once, but every few weeks we’ll be giving you more of the equipment to ware, so that in the new year you can start a hockey skills class.


At times I can’t be believe you are 4 and now that you are going to school it just seems unreal. It feels like yesterday that I was standing in the NICU watching as they hooked you up to the machines to make sure that you were going to be all right. The years have gone by so fast. There are times when I want them to slow down, to let me catch my breath, but I guess that’s not really an option. So I’ll be here for you, to pick you up when you fall and nudge you back on track when you stray.

Most of all Jacob I want you to remember that I’ll always be here for you.

Love Daddy

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