Mind How You Go....

Mind How You Go….

For my Daughter, who starts school this September….

Open your book, it’s Chapter one,
a whole new world has just begun.
As you turn each page & breathe the world in,
remember I’m here, should you need anything.

Step out, look up, there’s much to find,
be bold, be brave and always be kind.
I’m excited to see you blossom & grow,
but remember darling, mind how you go.

Everything’s changing but don’t be afraid,
discovering new things is how dreams are made.
It’s ok to feel scared, sad or unsure,
we’ll talk when you need to, that’s what I’m here for.

You only look forward, I understand that,
but Mummy can’t help sometimes looking back.
You see 4 years flew by at incredible pace,
how did so much time pass since I first saw your face?

Have your say and stand your ground,
don’t ever let anyone push you around.
You’ll sparkle & shine, this I already know
but baby please, mind how you go.

So this is it, off we go to school,
I know you’re ready but you look so small.
Ask questions, join in, but also listen a while.
Make friends, make memories, make everyone smile.

I’ll be thinking of you every day,
I’m right behind you if you lose your way.
There’s no limit to what you can achieve,
incredible things happen to those who believe.

Ignore Mummy’s tears, she’s silly as you know,
but do something for me, just mind how you go.

Mind how you go….

Love from Mummy xxx

Mind How You Go....




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16 thoughts on “Mind How You Go….”

  1. That is so beautiful! My oldest just started high school last week and I have been doing a lot of reminiscing about his baby days. I remember everyone telling me to soak it up while I can because it’s gone in a blink of an eye. I didn’t understand that then but now, boy were they right! This is the perfect way to express what we want for our kids as they grow up! Love it! #bigpinklink

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  2. This is just beautiful! You’ve summed up your feelings so perfectly, and it’s an amazing expression of love for your daughter! I love the line ‘incredible things happen to those who believe,’ something I want my children to hold on to for as long as possible! It must be a hard transition for both of you-I hope she gets on brilliantly X

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  3. All the back to school Facebook photos are popping up on my newsfeed at the moment and a few mums have apologised for ‘another school post’… No apologies are ever needed for celebrating your children’s journey. Your beautiful and heartfelt words capture all the emotion wonderfully. She clearly has the support of a fantastic mummy and will achieve those ‘incredible things’. Xx

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  4. Oh this brought a tear to my eye – so beautiful. I just started my 17 month old at nursery and have these same feelings, especially the part where you say ‘don’t let anyone push you around’…I often feel like I want to protect her from the world but know I need to let her go and stand up for herself. Thank you for linking up to #dreamteam, fantastic post x

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  5. I love this poem, I can understand your feelings so well. Although it’s not exactly the same I have just put my son in nursery when I returned to work and it was so hard but at the same time you know, as you said, they are going to discover so many new things and this is where dreams are made, love that! Thanks so much for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

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