Today was it. Josh's last day of grade school. It was the last day for all three but, obviously, the finality of it being Josh's last day is huge. Yesterday and today both I went into his room to wake him up and could not help but think about those days when was just a little fellow. We've pulled out all sorts of pictures from his entire life so his sister can put together a movie of him for his graduation. One of my all time favorites is in the hospital after he was born. I had some complications and Johnny stayed with almost around the clock. I know he was exhausted because the couch he had to sleep on was tiny. The picture is of Johnny asleep on the couch, legs and feet hanging over the arm of the couch. And then there's Josh, asleep on his chest.
I am so proud of Josh. I hope the next few days are a lot of fun for him. There's parties to go to, a celebration dinner with Monica and her family, a celebration lunch with both sets of Josh's grandparents on Monday, then the graduation itself on Monday night.
Jess and Jacob are obviously out of school now, too. This is Jacob's first year to have to take final exams at the end of school instead of having a party. Oh, to grow up. All his hard tests were today but he said he thought he did pretty good. Jess was exempt from all her finals so she's already been in summer-mode for a couple of days. Yes, while Jacob was still in school on Monday she was at the new water park here in town. It just didn't seem right.
So, summer's here!! I hope the pool is full of kids all summer. Tomorrow I will go and buy all their favorite junk food (and maybe a healthy thing or two) and fill my freezer and fridge. I've just got to remember not to buy any junk that I like so I won't be tempted to eat it myself!!
Shout joyfull to God, all the earth;
Sing the glory of His name;
Make His praise glorious.
Say to God, "How awesome are Your works!
Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies
will give feigned obedience to You.
All the earth will worship You,
And will sing praises to You;
They will sing praises to Your name.
Happy beginning of summer!
Serving the King,