Today is a big deal. Today is Mojo's first day of school.
It's not so much the practicalities of her being away from me because she has attended the pre-school full time since last Christmas. In Mojo's eyes she is just going back to school with a new classroom and a new teacher.
I know different though. I know because I remember the meetings in early 2012 when I held her smiling and tiny in my arms while doctors talked about just 'going away and enjoying her while we have her'. I remember telling the mums in the parenting class I attended (to make up for the fact that it was 'unnecessary to do NCT', we wouldn't be taking a baby home) that it was unlikely that I would ever have to think about schools for Mojo because she was not expected to live that long. Retrospectively ladies, I really should apologise, that was painfully blunt and unnecessary, especially to say to other new mums, but I was at the stage where I was saying things like that out loud to remind myself not to get carried away!
Then I figured that's exactly what this is. It's proof of life, and a beautiful one it is too.