Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Early this morning Chase says "mom, don't we need to get up so I can go to school"?, I tell him, "sure, in a little bit", he says "well, I'm gettin up now". So off to start our day a little earlier than normal.

We get to school and one of his buddies in another class is sitting on the ground where the teachers have them line up. His legs are criss crossed, his elbows are on his knees and his chin is in his hands and his eyes are a little watery. I ask if he wants to play with Chase as my heart is breaking for him. He gets up and says to Chase, "there arn't any first graders here", Chase pokes him in the chest then points to himself and says, "hey, we are first graders". The little boy smiles and I walk them to the play ground.

I leave and when Chase gets home he is full of funny stories about how they were catching frogs and playing with them. I ask if he washed his hands and he says well a frog kinda got in the class room and it jumped on Leo's table then to table 2 and back to table 1. But I sit at table 5. (kinda like this means he isn't the one who brought in the frog, but I still think he might have). Then his teacher made all the boys who touched the frog wash their hands "really good" as Chase would say.

I am so grateful that Nate was able to give Chase a Father's Blessing before school. I am so grateful for the comfort and confidence that this gave Chase as he started 1st Grade. I think it made such a huge impact on Chase and such a difference in how his first day of school went and how he easily comforts other children in his class and other classes. We are so blessed with his sweet spirit. Having the Priesthood in our home is priceless.

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The Johnston Family said...

That is super funny about the frog! Chase is a great little guy. The Priesthood is an awesome blessing. Aren't we lucky to have such great husbands? Have a great day!

Angie said...

I can't believe school has already started! I feel like they just got out of school. hope things are going good!!! Thanks to you (and Heidi and Kelly) for covering in YW's for me! I'm looking forward to getting back in a routine and back to church!