Thursday, June 3, 2010

One Year To Practice

And I will need every bit of that one year to learn how to keep from crying when Andrea graduates from high school! When Tattoo Boy graduated from high school, I wore my big sunglasses to hide the tears, but Michael found out and let everybody know (hahahah, look at Cathy, she's crying!) Tattoo Boy was another matter - we didn't know until two days before commencement that he was going to graduate. I ended up writing a lot of his senior English papers that week to get him over the hurdle - so to speak. Something I'm not proud of doing, but at least it enabled him to graduate and go on to other things which he's doing quite successfully now at the University of Cincinnati.

Junior awards ceremony was this morning and I had a rough time stopping big time tears. Andrea won two awards - outstanding art student and outstanding English student. This hasn't exactly been the easiest year for her with all that's gone on with her step-dad, birth father, and the usual trials of being a teenager. By achieving what she has, it just proves how strong and beautiful my young lady is and I am so proud of her!

Perhaps they're tears of pride and happiness! Yeah, that's right.....A bright shiny spot in an otherwise tough year.

6 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I am dealing with the same issues! Next year...it all ends. I'll never have another kid in school. Ughhhhh! I think I'll go with the "tears of pride" theory too! We can do this! Right?

Linda and Piwacket said...

I had a great time visiting with you and Andrea. She is a wonderful young woman and I hope I stay here locally to watch her grow up even more! Of course, she has quite an inspiring mom. Cathy, I certainly experienced tears at both of my sons' graduations from high school and college. Mixed emotions of awe, pride, love and loss. It's all normal!

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