Last day of Second Grade


Wow. What a year. When I think about this past year, I think about how the lyrics of one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs describes it so well:

“The wheel is turning and you can’t slow down,
You can’t let go and you can’t  hold on,
You can’t go back and you can’t stand still,
If the thunder don’t  get you then the lightning will.

Won’t you try just a little bit  harder,
Couldn’t you try just a little bit more?
Won’t you try just a  little bit harder,
Couldn’t you try just a little bit more?”

First, it is NOT FAIR that 1) We had to wear pants due to the weather on this last day of school; and 2) We came home to find out we are battling fevers – most likely due to strep – AGAIN. FOR THE FIFTH TIME SINCE DECEMBER.

The good news is that my three little beautiful children are home and safe and healthy. There truly is no greater gift than that.

Here is a photo of one of the highlights of Second Grade: Bryson’s 1st Holy Communion.


I can’t think of a reason to write about the “lowlights” in the same blog post after looking at the above picture.  Second grade was a big year. We are lucky to live in a country where we can practice our religious beliefs, make a living for our family and enjoy life’s many treasures. I’m ready for next year, even if my sweet little 8-year-old was the only child with tears in his eyes at pick-up today.  He told me he was going to miss the second grade. Me too, buddy. Me too. I will try harder.




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