I sent Jordan to school with a collection of her favorite pictures of her Grandma. It’s Grandparents Day at her school. They hold this big event every year and it’s always a big deal to my kids. This would have been Jordan’s first year celebrating it. She’s been jealous of the event the last four years her brother has celebrated it with Grandma and Poppy. I can’t explain how she was looking forward to today last year. But things change rapidly when you least expect it. This year, Poppy couldn’t attend and we lost Grandma last month. So the kids are raw. Today is a massive bandaid getting ripped off their sore. And even harder, this is going to be a difficult day each year at school. Cameron only has one more year of elementary school. But Jordan has a long way to go.
Last night Jordan hit the realization of how today will be difficult and ended up crying a lot at bed time. It was rough. For her brother, I encouraged him to write down happy memories to get through the day.
Happy memories are such a blessing.