Meet the Teacher

I met a new student today, and he brought a card along with him to give to me.  He dictated a message that his Mom wrote inside (translated into English by her):

Allie,
We start our path together...TODAY...the first day of school...TODAY...How exciting, how fun...okay...okay...okay...
A

This is my favorite time of year.  But I'll probably say that in 2 months.