One Small Step


If I know one thing about Steven, it’s that he loves space. He could go on and on for days about the solar system. He’s brave and smart, and he could tell you 1,000 things about anything, but today…today he was quiet. He wasn’t the talkative little guy that I’ve come to know over the last few years. It was a busy morning for him. He had a lot to think about.

Kindergarten has been on the horizon for quite some time it seems. It’s something his mom and I have been talking about since last school year. You see, Steven is the first child. This is a huge deal for his family, because, as I’m sure you know, Kindergarten brings with it lots of firsts. Their first baby took his first step onto a school bus today.  As important as today is for him, this is only one small step to becoming the man he was created to be…a big, small step. It was one small step for Steven, one giant leap for his parents.

I tried to hold back tears as they walked him across the street to take that step, and I just couldn’t do it. It was an emotional moment, and I  cried in sadness for his parents because of how fast Steven has grown, but I also cried tears of joy for Steven. He was so brave and excited to start this new journey. The sky’s the limit.