Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Graduations!

I'm sure you're aware that yesterday was Canada Day!  Especially, since I discussed it here on Life with Lynnie (LwL)!

This means that we have now entered the month of July.

Wow!  It shocked me when I realized that I had not yet gotten around to letting you know about how important the month of June was, to me.

There were a couple of special dates to me.  Days, when two (2) of my grandsons, graduated!

My daughter P's eldest son D, graduated from high school.  Congratulations, D!  I am truly proud of you, my grandson! 

D's graduation ceremony wasn't held at the school.  Instead, it was held at the Giovanni Caboto Club.

All five (5) of P's family, plus D's girlfriend and I each had obtained tickets for the ceremony and dinner that followed.

In my heart I sort of knew that we would have trouble obtaining a table for all seven (7) of us.  And, knowing that we arrived barely in time for the ceremony, my thought was correct.  This made a problem for us.

There were many tables with three (3), four (4) and even five (5) seats available.  But, there was none for seven (7).

P found there was a table right up front, near the stage where six (6) people could sit, together.  She decided this is where she wanted her family to sit.

There was no seat for me.  I was told to sit, at another table.

Knowing that I still had the drainage tube system hurting my body, it didn't make it easy for me to locate a place to sit.  Especially, since almost all seats available had their backs to the stage.

Had I taken a seat at a table like that, I would have had to stand up, move my chair and sit down again just to see my grandson receive his diploma.  Then, I would have to do the same again, to eat dinner.

Silently, I prayed.  And, God provided. 

At the very back table on the opposite side of the room, there was actually a table where there was a seat that I wouldn't have to hurt myself moving.  I silently thanked God!  And, praised Him for giving me grace.

I asked if the seat was being saved for anyone, and was told it wasn't.  So, I sat down.

Truthfully, I must admit that I felt rather hurt. 

Knowing that my daughter P could have elected to have divided family members up, so that no one was left alone, upset me.  I even thought about going home, feeling rather rejected.  But, I didn't.

So, I sat at the table with another family, who enjoyed their time together.  I praised God for helping me not cry, since I was feeling unloved and unwanted.

I must admit that God provided in another way. 

First, my grandson D spoke with me for a moment.  He told me that he felt badly that I was not seated with them.

Then, D's younger brother Z came to see me.  More than once.  Each time, he told me he loved me, hugged and kissed me. 

Later, Z showed up with P's youngest son, S.  They made sure I received cake to eat, while celebrating at the end of the meal.

I felt blessed, having my grandchildren show me some love.

About a week later, P's son Z, who had shown me much love at D's graduation, graduated himself.  Not from high school, but from Grade 8!

Z, congratulations, my loving grandson!  I am so very proud of you!

Unfortunately, due to limited space, only immediate family members were able to attend the ceremony for the person graduating.

This meant I wasn't able to see Z receive his diploma.  Nor, was I able to see him receive two (2) special awards.  I want Z to know I am truly proud of him! 

Oh, how I love and adore my family.  And, I love to love them, even if things don't always work out well.

Just as God told us to, in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, " Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."

Some people may not read the King James Version (KJV)of God's Word, the Bible.  Most other versions replace the word Charity... with Love.  Because, that is the true word of exchange.

Love suffers long.  Love doesn't envy and does not seek its own.  Love bears all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.  And, of course... rejoices in the truth.

Truth as God knows it.

How grateful I am that my grandsons were celebrated for their education!  How grateful I am to love them, and have them love me, in return.  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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