Showing posts from June, 2010

Congratulations Graduate...

This morning I took my place among other families in the auditorium. We sat waiting anxiously, watching the clock, turning to see when they would come in...The music started and the graduates started their procession down the aisle and up onto the stage.

We listened to a handful of special music presentations before these deserving young gentlemen and young ladies were awarded their diplomas (Which I found out later were just blank rolls of paper with a purple ribbon tied around them).

I sat through this same program 5 years ago when it was my son's turn. This morning, however, belonged to the princess, and once again I was filled with so much pride while I watched her take her turn and move ahead past this single milestone.

To my precious daughter on this, the day of her graduation from Kindergarten...I'm so proud of you for what you have achieved this year, and I love you so much!

I am NOT getting old, I am NOT getting old, I am NOT...

If I keep repeating it to myself over and over, does it make it true?

In the last few weeks, I have gone from simply looking forward to attending my High School reunion, to being on the planning committee. I'm still not quite sure how that happened. But it's all good. If I'm going to drive 6 hours, I want as many classmates as possible to be there, and I'm going to do my darndest to get 'em there.

I made it to my 5 year reunion. That wasn't difficult. Easy in fact. I was still living in Ohio, married and we were all still close and in touch with one another.

The 10 year reunion jumped out at me without warning. I had moved to New York and I was getting ready to give birth to my first child when I received the letter informing me that the date of my reunion was going to be 1 week after his birth. No, I didn't make it that year.

My 15 year reunion didn't really surprise me, I knew it was coming. But I had actually gotten the opportunity to go on a REAL vacati…