The 5th grade class each year writes down their hopes and dreams then ties them to a balloon and releases them all at the same time. I must say I shed a few tears thinking of my little girl growing up and going to middle school. She has grown so much and is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants out of life. It is hard to let your children go. You have to stand by and let them have their own experiences and guide them from the sidelines. It has been a hard year with all her changes for both her and I, even though she has to go and have the experience I feel the sorrow and the happiness as much as she does. All I can do is love her and pray that Heavenly Father will handle the rest.