Our daughter has a new friend
I believe in miracles and one such thing happened in last couple of weeks. As some emails were circulating among parents of S's new Kindergarten class, I was delighted to see signature of one parent. It listed an address that is in the same street as ours! I cannot explain how delighted and anxious I was to see that. I did not want to jump in quickly, so I waited 2 days(I regret the wait now!) before emailing the parent. The other parent - M was as delighted as I was.
M suggested that we let her little girl A and our girl S meet in the playground. She said her family walks almost every night to playground. Two days later they just stopped by to say hi on their way. Her husband was working late and it was she and her 3 kids. They are a very cute family. As we had other company over, we could not go with them. And both the girls were kind of shy meeting each other first time. A was kind of sad to leave that day and M told me later that she thought she could stay longer to play. We thought that was very sweet.
After lot of further email discussions, we ended up meeting a week later in the playground. The girls hit off right away. M is a great lady, has 2 other little children, one is a 8 weeks old. We talked a lot as the girls played for an hour. They hugged each other as we left that night.
We did that again yesterday. But as it was raining, I called them to our house. Our home was not as neat as it should be when company is coming, but last night was kind of unplanned. S and A had a great time. M and her other 2 boys came over too. We all chatted up while my husband carried the baby for some time.
It amazed me and my husband that the two girls were friends in no time. I feel very proud of both of them, that they were quite adapting to each other in a matter of minutes!
I believe that knowing A has helped S have more positive outlook towards her Kindergarten and her new class. It sure does give her more confidence going into her class knowing that she already has a friend.
And I believe in coincidences.. What a great thing that M had put her address in her email signature. She later told me that for safety reasons may be she should take it off. She is right, it probably should not be there in all her emails. But it did help our little girls connect before hand. M was telling that otherwise we probably would not have found out for a very long time that we lived in the same street.