Challenging Day

by Jen Lee Reeves on April 27, 2012 · 1 comment

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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.


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Lisa April 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

Hey Jen, Jordan and Cameron,
While it is not easy to have those we love move on before us it does not mean they are gone. It just means that they have moved on to the next phase of exhistance. Our memories serve as a way to remain close to them and to have them with us on special days like today. We did not have an official /grandparents day when I was in school but I can remember countless ceremonies, celebrations and events that I was lucky enough to be able to share with my grandparents. Make today special by starting a new tradition. Plant a tree in Grandma’s honor or a flat or her favorite flowers. Release a bouquet of latex balloons in her favorite colors. Concentrate on the happy time you all shared. I am sure she is looking down on you all and enjoying this day where she is. Hugs to you all. Lisa

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