Step by Step

Happy June to you all.  This painting was a gift to my grandson for his high school graduation.  I am so proud of him and his success and accomplishment.  He had requested a patriotic theme for his grad gift art piece.  He was thrilled, which makes me super happy!

The time I spent painting his special piece gave me time to reflect on years of taking step by step to get to this point.  Not just in his life but as I learned in my life as well.  My grandson has been a special person in my life for so many reasons.  He and I would sometimes take two steps forward and one step back through his growing years.  We’ve always been kindred spirits, sharing so much together.  His communications skills have always been a strong part of his personality, making it easy for me to understand his struggles and achievements as he took those steps into adulthood. 

I’ve been so impressed with his resilience.  All those steps through that maze of life.  I’ve thought about how many times while walking through that maze I’ve hit a corner.  Many times just being in that corner gave me time to hesitate, think things through and not simply run for the finish line.  All the twists and turns in our lives bring us to a better place, a better person.  But, we do need support, we need each other, we cannot do it alone. 

I am so, so grateful for the years I’ve been able to support my grandson.  His step by step journey into life truly is just beginning.   He is heading out into the world and will be moving forward.  These steps into his future have a solid foundation and I am confident that he will handle his future decisions well.  Feeling grateful today…step by step.

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