The Graduate

I find it hard to believe that my sweet Leo has officially graduated high school. I thought he might say he didn't want to do the ceremony but he DID and I think he was kind of excited. Thank God it wasn't held at Central, with no air conditioning, and instead at Krannert Center's Great Hall….a lovely space. He didn't even grumble about me taking pictures.

All I could think was of his first day of kindergarten. I remember sitting, waiting for a staff meeting at the museum to start, and oversharing, as I am wont to do. Somebody asked me if I had shown him how to open a carton of milk, and all I could think was, "OH MY GOD….I DID NOT ADEQUATELY PREPARE MY BABY!" He of course did fine, and his classroom had a train set so all was good. And seemingly overnight, there we were, at Krannert, waiting for the class to walk in. It was surprisingly moving. I just am so proud of Leo, the person he is, that I can hardly bear it. My sweet boy. My sweet man. Wow.

And I did pretty good at the ceremony…a little wobbly here and there…but did ok. I feel like I'm doing a bit better….off to see the doctor on Monday to talk more. For now though, all I can do is stare at my guy.

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Ernie, somewhere between laughter and tears…
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No, I have no idea why Owen felt the need to hold a shovel.
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One thought on “The Graduate

  1. I am so happy for all of you. Yay, Leo! HS Graduation was a huge lifting of boulders for me. Forever since, I have felt more free. Hope he does, too.

Thoughts?

The Graduate

I find it hard to believe that my sweet Leo has officially graduated high school. I thought he might say he didn't want to do the ceremony but he DID and I think he was kind of excited. Thank God it wasn't held at Central, with no air conditioning, and instead at Krannert Center's Great Hall….a lovely space. He didn't even grumble about me taking pictures.

All I could think was of his first day of kindergarten. I remember sitting, waiting for a staff meeting at the museum to start, and oversharing, as I am wont to do. Somebody asked me if I had shown him how to open a carton of milk, and all I could think was, "OH MY GOD….I DID NOT ADEQUATELY PREPARE MY BABY!" He of course did fine, and his classroom had a train set so all was good. And seemingly overnight, there we were, at Krannert, waiting for the class to walk in. It was surprisingly moving. I just am so proud of Leo, the person he is, that I can hardly bear it. My sweet boy. My sweet man. Wow.

And I did pretty good at the ceremony…a little wobbly here and there…but did ok. I feel like I'm doing a bit better….off to see the doctor on Monday to talk more. For now though, all I can do is stare at my guy.

IMG_8396

Ernie, somewhere between laughter and tears…
IMG_8371

No, I have no idea why Owen felt the need to hold a shovel.
IMG_8371
IMG_8371
IMG_8371

One thought on “The Graduate

  1. I am so happy for all of you. Yay, Leo! HS Graduation was a huge lifting of boulders for me. Forever since, I have felt more free. Hope he does, too.

Thoughts?

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