We've always been SOOOOO careful with Evan and his exposure to crowds. We've been cautious (and rightfully so) with germs. We have taken careful steps and measures that have resulted in a healthy 2 years so far. And I wouldn't change how cautious and careful we were, and remain.
But this did result in stepping back from our church.
But this last Sunday, we returned :)
AND, Evan went to CHILDREN'S CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!
He stayed with us in the sanctuary during praise and worship because he loves music, and then I took him to his 2 year old class. It was HARD for ME! I got him settled in and hung out with him for a few minutes...and then he was off playing with the other kids! I went up to him and said "will you be okay if mommy leaves now?" and he confidently said to me "okay mommy! Bye!"...and off he went!
Can I just say...I was the one almost in tears as I left the room! This was HUGE for me because we have NEVER left Evan with anyone but our parents...and he has never been a setting of a class of children before. I've known that he would LOVE it. He loves playing with kids and loves activity...so I knew it would be a breeze for him. But it was soooooooooo strange for me! I was so ridiculously proud of him! And so relieved that he had so much fun! Yet...it was hard to realize how quickly he is growing up. How much more independent he is becoming. And that I have to face that my little wonder is becoming this little independent person.
Crazy. It truly does go so very fast.
So many milestone have passed...and so many more are ahead of us. I am just blessed to get to be witness to them, and to watch who he is becoming. He truly is an amazing little boy...and I am one very lucky mommy!