This Week...That First Step

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This Week...That First Step

This has been a week (or several weeks) of first steps for my family. 

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 Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.    Chinese Proverb

 

My great-nephew began daycare this week and it has been quite an adjustment. He’s been accustomed to his grandmother watching him during the week.

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And my mini-me started at the Early Learning Center several weeks ago after being cared for by her other aunt.  It has not been without some I don’t want to be here any more moments but she’s adjusting. 

I've always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.    Jenny Han

 

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And my sister-in-law’s parents are moving in with her and my brother. It has been a long time coming but the time is right now. Really big first steps! (Sound familiar Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ?) 

The first step is you have to say that you can. Will Smith

 

We’ve all had those first steps...the first day of Kindergarten, high school, college, our first job...just a shortlist of the many first steps in our lives.

 

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To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible. Robert Southey



They can be nervewracking and exciting all at the same time but we do adapt, thrive, and survive. We all learn something about ourselves with these first steps. 

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You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! Dr. Seuss

 

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May you have productive first steps this weekend!

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Nina Hollander
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Loved that photo of your nephew with his backpack. Everything in life begins with that first step... it's just having the courage to take it. And you never know where that first step might lead you.

Sep 14, 2019 07:51 AM #11
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First steps -nerve wracking at times but oh so worth it.

I've always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.    Jenny Han

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Sep 14, 2019 08:15 AM #12
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Kathy this was my granddaughters first week of kindergarten.  She was more than ready for it, but I don't know if the teacher was ready for her ...... LOL

Sep 14, 2019 12:29 PM #13
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Hi Kathy I love those first day of school photos! Some are excited about going to school like the big kids, others not so much. And it's like live too - lots of new steps happening all the time. We've got a couple in the works now and it's exciting!  But I won't need any school suplies LOL!

Sep 14, 2019 12:57 PM #14
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That picture took me back a "few" years to my first day in kindergarten.  My mother was having second thoughts, and almost kept me out until the next semester.  But, I begged to go, and she relented!  I'm glad for that!

Sep 14, 2019 02:36 PM #15
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Thanks for sharing this experience and your excellent selection of quotes.

Sep 14, 2019 05:38 PM #16
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Grant Schneider I love that you have those saved!!! What wonderful memories. 

Barbara Todaro it's fun, isn't it!!!

Michael Jacobs you realize that you wish you had more time to see their children and their children's children grow up. 

Sep 14, 2019 05:39 PM #17
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Donald Urschalitz I bet is seems like just yesterday. 

Wayne Martin my little nephew cries and looks out the door but then joins the rest of the children. It breaks my heart but I know it's good for him. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD it has been not quite a week for my sister-in-law's parents. Everyone is pitching in to help. 

 

 

Sep 14, 2019 05:43 PM #18
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Brian England it's tough for moms, I'm sure to see their wee ones in tears and yet know that it's for the best. 

Sharon Lee and it's so often a hard one. 

Sep 14, 2019 05:46 PM #19
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Joe Pryor I remember those as well. Kids would laugh now at those. 

absolutely Ron and Alexandra Seigel We can look at it with a positive outlook, like a new adventure or take a negative view. 

Sep 14, 2019 05:49 PM #20
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Nina Hollander That backpack is almost as big as he is!!! LOL

Lottie Kendall new beginnings seem so fresh to me. I love them. 

Sep 14, 2019 05:53 PM #21
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George Souto I wonder what my niece's teacher thinks of her. She was fine for the first two weeks then got teary eyed in the mornings. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 life would be boring without new steps to take. 

 

Sep 14, 2019 05:59 PM #22
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Myrl Jeffcoat Children start earlier today than when I started and maybe it's for the better. 

Thank you Roy Kelley please give Chef Dolores my best. 

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It is that first step that propels you ahead in life and makes you stand out Kathy Streib 

Sep 14, 2019 06:19 PM #24
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Good evening Kathy. I had a great day and I will soon retire. Sounds like quite the week for you.

Sep 14, 2019 06:26 PM #25
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Oh, so many firsts and I'm totally with you about the first day of school - I was always sad that I was going to have to go all summer without seeing friends who didn't live near me, Kathy! 

LOVE the Dr. Seuss quote: 

You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!

Sep 14, 2019 10:24 PM #26
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Morning Kathy.

Never made a hole-in-one.  Maybe today will be that day.  

Sep 15, 2019 12:30 AM #27
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Great BIG first steps...and know the adjustments will become smoother

Sep 15, 2019 03:50 AM #28
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Hi Kathy:

Wow, LOTS of big first steps for your family recently!! Hope all goes well and everyone adjusts smoothly. No doubt there was lots of emotion!

Jeff

Sep 15, 2019 11:58 AM #29
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Sharon Tara
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Oh the firsts....sometimes joyful and sometimes terrifying. I like your list of firsts...family firsts are my favorite!

Sep 20, 2019 05:51 AM #30
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