Friday, May 27, 2011

Pomp and Circumstance

Question of the day: How does any mother get through a high school graduation ceremony without shedding any tears?

Please let me know by Sunday. I really would appreciate it.

Andrea's graduating on Sunday with 700 classmates lovingly watched by her parents, all four grandparents, two aunts, her brother and assorted friends. The end of an era for her and the beginning of bigger and better things.

Sad for me in a way: All my babies are through high school. No more school buses at the crack of dawn. No more teacher conferences, school assemblies, concerts or permission slips.

Ah, well, it's not THAT sad.

I'm so proud of my daughter. She's definitely had more challenges than most young people her age. Yet through it all, she's become a hard-working, loving young woman.

And that is worth celebrating!


Jennifer said...

My advice is big sunglasses and a wad of tissues in each pocket! Big congrats to Andrea!

Anonymous said...

I'm probably not a good mom like you. I was looking forward to freedom after 2 kids 11 years a part. I cried, yet I am so happy to be in the next stage of my life. I can finally put what I want to do first. It sounds selfish but I want to help others but always had to put my kids first. Now I can be me. Yea!!