Everywhere on the globe it's celebrated.
The first day of school.
It's always been a big deal.
You wear the new clothes you got especially for this occasion and you make sure you eat a healthy breakfast to try to start the new year off on the right foot.
When you have a child with cancer, those things are important of course.
But just the fact that you are driving someone to school and that she is yawning in the back seat staring glossy eyed out the window in the early morning hours and that she can stand in front of the school sign for yet another "first day of school" picture is a thrill indeed.
It's the joy of life that exudes from her face.
Even if she doesn't know it.
We know it.
And that's a really big deal.