GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Monday, May 9, 2016

Jake

I never feel more special than I do on this day.


Jake welcomes us to his school with open arms.  He says "I'm proud of my grandparents"  


He melts my heart and makes me feel special.  He makes us feel special.


Grade 2 had pictures done first in the auditorium.  Then we had story time where we took turns reading some pretty interesting books.  I did learn a thing or two about bats that I did not know before.  Next was bingo in the library and then snacks and crafts in the cafeteria.


The sweetest little girl stood alone and kept looking up at me and smiling.  "Are your grandparents here today?" I asked.  "No," she said.  "My grandma had to work."
"Can we adopt you for the day to be our granddaughter?" I asked.  The smile never left her face the entire time we were together.  She kept telling others that we adopted her... Gee, these kids sure do make us feel special...  what a blessing!


Jake and I worked together on a really cool craft where he traced his hand and then we cut it out and it became the trunk of the tree we put together.  A forever keepsake.


It was out of our daily regimen, getting up early to be to school by 8AM.  Us old folks have morning routine and today all had to change.


But.  

The hugs.  The smiles.  The pride when he introduced us to his teacher and to his friends.  
Made it all worth while.


When time had neared for it to be over and for us to leave, he said "I don't want you and PopPop to leave."   He watched us all the way down the hall and as the other kids were gathered around laughing and talking, rough-housing, our Jake stood quiet, eyes on us until we were out of sight.   I could feel the love.

He's got a heart of gold.  I am so thankful that God blessed me with this sweet boy as my grandson.


And I was honored to spend the morning with him making memories.



Dear Diary,
I did it!  I got it!  You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!  I use the ramp when forced to  commanded to do so  when I cannot jump onto the bed.  Dad says it made all his work worth his while.  Gracie.



6 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

What a special day for you guys! Nice for the little girl too! Not everyone gets to go to them. It looks like it was a fun time.

Good for you Gracie, I hope you remembered how tonight.

TARYTERRE said...

What a sweet day to remember. WONDERFUL indeed. (for you too Gracie) Jake is a handsome, thoughtful young man.

betty said...

WTG Gracie!!!! I knew you could do it!

What a sweet time at school with grandparents day!! Looked like it was so much fun and what a sweet grandson Jake looks to be!

betty

Theresa said...

I know exactly what you mean:) It is one of my MOST favorite days! Sweet Jake and sweet of you and PopPop to adopt the little girl! I also pay attention to those who don't seem to have someone there! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Inger said...

Aww, I wish I was a grandma!

Jacob Jakob said...

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