I never thought about how heart wrenching it would be to leave a crying child behind on their first day of preschool, even if it was the right thing to do. I didn't think about how badly I would wish to trade places with them when they are sick or how my heart would ache when someone hurt their feelings. I certainly didn't know how hard it would be to watch them become independent and need me less. Time goes by so much faster than you think it will. Somehow, I think all of those parenting books I read when my kids were younger left that information out.
Last night, we passed another one of those bittersweet milestones when my son graduated from high school. While I was extremely proud to see him receive his diploma, I can't deny that I had a lump in my throat. I know this is how things are supposed to work. You raise your children to be able to move on to the adult world the same way you did. You let them go the same way your parents let you go. It's the way it's always been and the way it will always be. Still, it's not easy.
On a lighter note, I took some fabulous pictures that I'm dying to share. I know you'll never believe that these were not taken by a professional photographer because they are such high quality images, but I swear, I took them, myself. I really do have a talent for lighting and composition.
|Filing in to "Pomp and Circumstance"|
|Waiting to take their seats|
|Me. Did you notice I always seem to be wearing boots in these pictures?|
|Of course you recognize Mr. Willoughby|
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