Edie Grace’s first day of school this year was the first time in her life that I did not drive her to school. She is in 11th grade at SHS which makes her a Junior in High School. Oh My, where is time going. She has discovered the new found independence of being 16 and having a car and a driver’s license.
We did continue our tradition of having our first day of school snapshot taken together. Thanks to having a mom that has spent her career preserving precious memories for others encouraging us to at the very least take a quick snapshot, we now have a pretty awesome collection of first day images. These document her growth and maturity and my grey hair and aging.
Edie Grace has an exciting year ahead. Thanks to Georgia’s wonderful “Move On When Ready” (MOWR) program she is dual enrolled at SHS and GSU. She is looking forward to serving as a student ambassador for SHS and being a member of the Youth Leadership Bulloch program. She is also a working girl, starting a job at CRI (the “RAC”) on the GSU campus.
We are most proud of her “can do” spirit, graceful attitude and giving heart. Every day with Edie Grace is a wonderful blessing for me and Lori. It is a journey that never stops surprising us, thrilling us and showing us the power of unconditional love. We tell her everday that simply “showing up” is a big key to success. She certainly shows up every day with a passion and vigor to change the world. Hopefully, this spirit will continue to carry her through this year and for the rest of her life.
We hope this school year proves to be another great year for your children and your family. Life is a precious gift. Enjoy every moment of it and celebrate with your children every opportunity you can.