The time from Kindergarten to 4th grade has flown by in what feels like a matter of days. So many changes this year, new school, new teachers, new friends, new routines, but thank goodness for that same happy grin. I've been up since 4:30 a.m., my mind unable to stop thinking about this new adventure we all start today, wishing it was with the same openness that Ben feels. Thankful that I'm not alone feeling this way. Thankful that so many people are working together to make this a great year. And most of all thankful that the 4th grader let his mom and dad walk him to school today. I know those days are numbered and will take each and every one of them and hold them in my heart like a gift.