Are we proud of him? Absolutely bursting with the stuff. Were we nervous about doing this? Absolutely. We have found ourselves in this rather unique situation whereby the seemingly small things, sending your child into a creche/playgroup with other children for example, are manifested into giant deals which fuel our anxiety, nerve levels and general worry-ometers. Now I know that every parent will worry when dropping off their child for the first time into a new environment and I am in no way trying to garner sympathy or anything like that but we just find these things a bigger deal than perhaps we might have done in another lifetime. Maybe we wouldn't have but I suppose we will never know now. Our goals are quite simple for Noah, aim high and do everything in our power to give him the support he needs to get there. If he needs additional support along the way then so be it, it's no problem per se but personally speaking, is there any point in aiming for anything other than the top for him? Noah will dictate the path of his life himself, we'll just be there to give him all the tools he needs for the trip and today was one of those occasions.
As he took his first small step into the creche today, Noah was unaware of the giant leap he was actually taking. We hope there will be plenty of giant leaps in his life but even if there are just small steps, we'll be there right alongside because one small step for our little man, is one giant leap in our eyes.