Today started my “graduation marathon.” My son, Dylan, graduated middle school today. We went to a lovely outdoor ceremony. As I watched my 3rd child looking so grown up in his shirt and tie, I could hardly believe that he’s on his way to high school, he’s not a little boy anymore. Darius Rucker was right when he sang, “It Won’t Be Like This For Long.”
Tomorrow, my baby, Hayley Grace, graduates elementary school. We’ve been at that school for ten years. All of my 4 kids went there. Hayley Grace has been going there since the day she was born, literally. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be our last time in that school. Our family has turned into that parking lot for carpool or an event approximately 3600 times. (Really, I did the math.)
Tuesday, my oldest, Blake, graduates high school. Whew. That’s a biggie. Not sure this mama is gonna make it through that one. I am carrying a toilet paper roll in my pocketbook to use for tears and sniffles.
Only one, Hayden, is not involved in any kind of graduation this year. Lucky him. He gets to sit with his emotional mom and dad at each of these events…rolling his eyes and laughing, as we fight back the tears.
Tears. Not of sadness, but of great pride, appreciation, gratefulness, and love. And maybe a little sadness because time is moving way to fast.
Back to the study.
Your Thursday assignment was to visit Stephanie Clayton’s blog. She has a message and a few questions for you.
Your Friday assignment is to read Chapter 3 and visit Glynnis Whitwer’s blog. She has a message and a weekend activity for you.
Sunday, June 10th, I will post the assignments for Week 2 on my blog.
Hopefully you have all of this blog and online study stuff figured out. I know it can be a little confusing if this is your first online study. If you have questions about it, please post them in the comment section. If you are confused or have a question, it probably means someone else does too. Either I or someone else can most likely help or answer any question you have.
I’ll leave you with the song I mentioned above. Try to get through this one without shedding a tear. It’s a reminder of just how quickly time goes by and we need to treasure every moment. (If you are reading this as an email, you will need to click the title above to take you to my blog.)