Good morning and come on in. The coffee is on, there is plenty of sweets, so help yourself, and lets visit. I am so glad you stopped in. My Ohio company left yesterday and it is very quiet here this morning. They were just what I needed and I enjoyed having them.
All of you know how much I love my grands. You know Andrew has just finished his first year of school. Kindergarten was a big step for not only him, but his great grandma as well. You see, he is a special little boy. He was born in September before Curtis went into the nursing home in June. I like to say, Andrew saved my sanity.(There may be those who would disagree)lol Anyway, after Amanda's experience with breast cancer, I was concerned about him starting school. I told the girls,(Amanda and Deb) we have got to pray hard he gets the "right" teacher. I wanted someone who would appreciate his uniqueness. He is absolutely one of the sweetest little boys ever. (Everyone who knows him agrees) You have seen children that their sweetness shows in all they do and he is one. Always kind, thinks deeply, and wise beyond his years.Ex: I am always telling him, he is my favorite boy in the whole world. I will add, but don't tell Uncle Curt, because he thinks he is. The other day Andrew said to me.(I am quoting)"Mamaw I can just hear it now. When I have a son, you will say, you are my favorite boy in the whole world, but don't tell Andrew. He thinks he is!!!!" Can you believe this? I was stunned. As time for school to start approached I grew anxious. What if he got a teacher who wouldn't like his sense of humor? If she/he squelched this unique little boys wonder and total absorption with life. Oh the what ifs just went on and on. He on the other hand was so ready for this part of his life to begin.
Here he is, smiling from ear to ear. Ready to start his school journey.
Well, God is good and He answered this grandma's prayers once again. He was blessed to get a teacher who not only nurtured, encouraged, and appreciated his uniqueness, but genuinely liked him. You could just see and feel it when you were around the two of them. (I had the opportunity to go to a Read In at school one day and this is a teacher who loves her job. Having spent so many years in the system, I know to some it is just a job, but to many more, it is a calling.) So I have to not only thank God for putting Andrew in the perfect place for his first year, but also thank Mrs Shoemaker for making this family have a wonderful year too.
This morning at awards day.
The Math Award and Fantastic Friend !
He makes us so proud!
So, as his kindergarten journey has ended, now I have to think about first grade!!! Oh no Lord, here I am again, asking You for another good teacher. BTW, Mrs Shoemaker, do you loop?
I just have to share this with you. We did a celebration of life when Curtis died. The children and grandchildren who wanted to speak did. Andrew asked if he could speak and I said yes. (Amanda, on the other hand had eyes as big as saucers, when I said yes)lol He got up in front of all those people and told the things he remembered about going to the nursing home to visit.He remembered Curtis giving him Match Box cars and candy. He ended with I never saw him do anything bad, so I agree with what they said,(Referring to his Mama and Aunt Beth, who had spoken before him)
Do you see why he is so special to me?
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Please keep the prayers coming in for Tamra.
PSS: Again, Moore, OK is so on our minds. We cannot even begin to imagine the pain they are experiencing. I KNOW we are all praying for them
PSSS: I am so blessed with blogging friends. Thank you all for the cards, letters, messages. We are a wonderful community of caring folks. I am proud to be one of you.