...graduation! This weekend, my firstborn graduates high school! And we couldn't be more happy for and proud of her. We are blessed our cyber school holds an actual graduation ceremony, and will be traveling this weekend to attend and watch our daughter walk across a stage signifying all the years of effort and study to receive a diploma and begin the next chapter in her amazing life.
I thought this time would be sad and difficult for me. I am finding it to be just the opposite. Perhaps it is due to the year long preparation that begins with the completion of junior year. You know then that every thing that follows for the next year will be "The Last". You know that pictures must be taken, plans must be made, exams must be taken, announcements must be ordered...Senior year passes quickly in a haze of lasts and firsts. In times of looking back and looking forward. Of knowing that the day is coming. And now that it is here, I am happy. I am prepared. I am ready. But this really isn't about me, I know. This is my Madison's time. Her time to revel in the fact that she did it. She accomplished something we began for her when we held her hand and walked her into that brightly decorated kindergarten classroom all those years ago. And you know what?
She is happy.
She is prepared.
She is ready.
Meanwhile, here is a peek at the first week of summer in our country home...
We broke out the sundresses for Mass on Saturday...
and I thanked God once again for the gift of this little girl.
We took my mom to Mass and Subway, and then these two played a few games of Tic Tac Toe. : )
We resumed our tradition of late night movies...
after enjoying summer dinners...
and desserts on the porch.
And baths for some who enjoy coffee ice cream as much as I do. : )
I got pictures on my phone from my beautiful daughters...and was happy that they are the best of friends.
We had some stormy afternoons...
and some cozy evenings.
These two celebrated two months together. And yes...apparently that is cause for a dinner out celebration. : )
And...I got a new color for summer. And I loved it!
Until I didn't. And went back for more blonde. Good thing my hairdresser is a good friend and knows the extent of my neurosis. : )
Happy Summer weekend, my friends.
Thanks for stopping by!