May 27, 2011

conGRADulations!

Most parenting daze, er, days, we suit up, show up and nothing much happens. Some parenting days are filled with awful. But every once in a while, we get a parenting moment that fills us with joy.

Last night was one of those moments.


Our happy high school graduate with his brother


And with one of his good friends

Not only did Dan and I have the joy of watching our oldest son walk across the stage and receive his high school diploma, we did it while sitting next to friends who have been with us through all of it since pre-school and kindergarten.

But alas, not everyone was suitably impressed . . .



Only regret? Wish Poppy Jake were sitting with us to enjoy the moment. He would have been so proud of his guy.

12 comments:

Stephanie Theban said...

I so know the feeling. Proud,happy, sad, scared. All at once. Our daughter was in school with many of her friends since 4 yr old preschool, and with some of them since daycare at age 2. Amazing!

Congratulations! Job well done.

Sandi Katz said...

Been there, done that plus 2 college graduations. It's a great feeling.
Congrats!

Laura Fournier said...

Fantastic news! Best of luck to your son!

Janeen Mason said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray! For he's a jolly good fellow... wow, Wow, WOW! This is truly one of those lifetime highlights. I'm so proud of you! Of him!

Virg said...

Send our congrats to Andrew!!! A great guy with amazing family support and full of creativity and energy. Can't wait to see what he does!

Anonymous said...

Donna,you have a right to be proud, but this accomplishment of his is but a small door opening on the greater things he will achieve in the future. Each one is a treasure to cherish in your strongbox of memories.

Anonymous said...

congrats!! proud parents. enjoy the awesome feeling. i am so proud of drew :-)) El...

Sylvia said...

Congratulations to talented Andrew and to his proud and supportive parents!
Well done! I'm delighted for all of you.

photonz said...

Nice! Graduation is a big deal and a credit to parents and student alike. Congrats to you all!

Aunt Alane & Uncle Dennis said...

Does this mean that Andrew is now (gulp!) an dsult?!?! Much love and best of luck to our new grownup!

Wild About Words said...

Thanks so much! It's a good time. We're proud of our guy, of both our guys.

Linda said...

Yippeee! Congratulations to Andrew and to you and Dan, too.