Saturday, August 27, 2016

1st Day of School 2016

Photo © by dellgirl

This is Grandson’s 1st day of school, Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Doesn’t it just melt your heart to see him walking down that hallway? I choke back tears as I try to put this into words, remembering how Blessed we are to celebrate this milestone in his life.

Remember? He wasn’t supposed to be here. Doctors said his chances for survival from pregnancy to birth were 1-in-3,000. He made it here "against the odds". 

How wrong they were! They don’t know MY GOD! HE said that I, dellgirl, could have a grandson.

Here he is, and there he goes to begin another journey.

Okay, back to what I started to say. School actually started on Monday. Grandson missed the first day because his doctor’s paperwork (concerning his allergies and medications) was not in yet.

His mommy called the school to discuss the paperwork issue. She learned that Grandson needed to be present on Tuesday or he would lose his spot in class, paperwork or not.

Tuesday morning, Grandson goes to school, his mommy goes to work, and I spend the morning caregiving for my mama. First there’s breakfast and medications, next comes lunch, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, and on and on and on.

Around 2:10 pm, I leave home to pick up Grandson from school. At 2:45 pm I get him and we head to the car. Traffic is pretty heavy, but we finally maneuver our way through the maze to the main street.

Grandson’s busy munching on the snack I brought along for him while clicking and swiping on his Kindle. He has only request, “MiMi, can we get a Slush today?”

We stop at Sonic for his favorite afterschool treat, a small green apple slush. I open the straw, pop it into the slush cup, and hand it to Grandson in the back seat. We’re on the road again, home by 3:15 pm. 

Another milestone, a great first day at school, Thank God for the Blessing!


  1. What a sweet sweet story! How blessed we are!

    1. Yes, we are truly blessed! He is such a joy, that's my boy. We are the MiMi & the Jace.

  2. What a sweet sweet story! How blessed we are!

  3. you are certainly keeping busy caring for your posterity and your ancestors (your mom)! Don't forget to make time for you!

  4. Hi Leona, praise be to God for these priceless blessings! Your little grandson is definitely a blessing, just as you are one too. Stay blessed my friend. Have a blessed week ahead! :)

  5. Oh yes Lin, I'm certainly keeping busy caring for Mama and the little busy one. And, I learned the hard way to make time for myself. Thank you for the nice comment.

  6. Praising and thanking God for these priceless blessings is what keeps me going AJ. HE is so good to us. Thank you for coming by to read and for taking time to leave such a warm comment.

  7. Blessings....
    He has grown so big!
    Well doctors can say anything, God makes it happen. He is here because God ordain it.

    Enjoy him.
    have a fabulous week.

  8. Yes, yes, yes Rhapsody, he certainly has grown. And, I DO enjoy every minute with him. He is such a little character, sometimes all I can do is shake my head at the insights that come forth from his mouth.

  9. I bet it was just a serious rush to see your very own grandson making his way around that school. Children are more of a blessing than they are aware of so we have to keep telling them. Then, when they have kids of their own they understand. Blessings be upon y'all !

    The Castle Lady

  10. Wow Evelyn, I hadn't thought about it that way. But, it WAS a serious rush to see my one and only grandson making his way down that hallway, crossing the threshold of yet another blessed milestone. Every time I look at that pic, I get a heart-tug. We are so awesomely blessed! Thank you for the heartwarming comment.

  11. And what a beautiful grandson he is, too. 1 in 3,000? Holey smokes! That's amazing! I remember those first days of my children going to school. I wish I could have been there for my granddaughter. Sigh... Thank goodness for Skype!

  12. Awwww, that's sweet, Kay. I'm happy you made it over here and took time from your busy schedule to read. I love the nice comment, thank you for that. Wishing you all the best on your projects-in-progress.

  13. Wonderful day. I'm sure this school year will be amazing. We started a few weeks ago.


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