Friday, September 15, 2017

1st Day of School 2017

Jace Goes to School 2017

Tuesday September 12, 2017 we celebrate another milestone in the life of Grandson Jace, his first day of school as a second grader. Another year, another BLESSING!

What a long way we’ve come. Many of his health issues and other problems are gone but not forgotten.  They’re logged away in my book of “Thank you GOD for bringing us through the struggles and challenges up to this present time!”

Grandson and his mommy no longer live with me, so I didn’t see him off to school this year. I woke up earlier than usual though, couldn’t stop thinking about Jace going to school.

Around 11:30 am, my daughter texted me to check my email, she’d sent me something. I did. Photos and a video of Jace making his way to class brought the biggest grin to my face!

I smiled, giggled, and laughed OUT LOUD as Jordyn followed Jace with her camera from the car to class. Made My Day!!!

These photos and video are just what I needed, exactly what I wanted. Each frame of the video tugs at my heart, thinking of how truly blessed we are to see and celebrate this day.  

He makes his way down the hall, ready to tackle whatever lies ahead. My heart melts again as he begins another journey, another blessed milestone in his life. His journey to 2nd grade is a blessing to behold, Thank you GOD!

Jace's Journey to 2nd Grade

I made it to the end of the video without tearing up, thankfully.

However, when I closed the video my computer returned to my home screen. The emotional dam almost broke wide open. I felt the tears welling up in my eyes, my heart skipped several beats, and my breath came in short quick gasps.

Looking back at me was my screensaver photo of Jace at 14 months old with that big beautiful, heart-melting smile of his. I was about to lose it and start boo-hooing tears of joy all over the place.  

ScreenSaver Photo: Jace 14 months old

I shook it off and reminded myself that I promised not to do that. This is GOOD! I’ve vowed to remember the blessing God has granted us. I promised myself to celebrate the milestones and achievements joyfully. 

And, that’s exactly what I did. I kept the emotions and tears at bay then said a prayer of Thanksgiving. 

Thank God for blessing us to celebrate Jace’s first Day of 2nd Grade, another amazing milestone.


  1. we get to celebrate twice, once when their parent went through this milestones and again when their child and our grand child does...congrats-congrats!

  2. Blessings
    Let's celebrate health issues gone!
    They grow fast don't they? My youngest turns 29 next Saturday.

    Have a blessed Sunday and a fabulous week ahead

  3. That's wonderful Leona. I remember many of the struggles and challenges that you've shared over the years. Glory to God for His grace each day. The Lord be with Jace every step of the way as he starts a new school year. Stay blessed my friend!

  4. Just checking in for the first time. I shall return. Good stuff here!

  5. So heartwarming and good to know the little fella is great health-wise and all the best with school, you must be really proud indeed. Warm greetings!

  6. Blessings....
    Just ducking in to say hello.
    enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. Hi! I just want to thank you for stopping by my blog an leaving a very nice comment. I do appreciate it. Thanks again.

  8. That backpack looks a little heavy. Whenever I see a child carrying what looks like a heavy backpack to school I think it's just a reminder of life's burdens we all must carry from time to time in our short time here on earth.


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