Friday, May 23, 2008

Where did the time go?


Today is my baby's last real day of high school.

Monday is a holiday.

Tuesday they practice for graduation.

Wednesday is Senior Sluff Day (which she is sluffing because she doesn't like the activity).

Thursday is GRADUATION.

And Friday—do they really expect already graduated seniors to come back for the last day of school?


So, today is a milestone for her. And for me. And I don't know whether to dance for joy or curl up in my bed and cry.

12 comments:

Janette Rallison said...

I think my daughter's graduation was more moving for me than my own. After she went to college I moped around for two weeks. I was happy for her, but in a lot of ways it felt like she'd died. I couldn't walk past her room without choking up.

Thank goodness for email and cell phones! It's nice to be able to keep in touch.

Annette Lyon said...

Cry. Totally. I'm only a few years away from my oldest hitting that milestone. I'm not even remotely looking forward to it.

Summer said...

The last time I saw Megan, she was like, 3. And totally adorable. I bet she's grown into a real beauty.

megan said...

I love you, Mom. I'm never too far. I still need you to be a lap to crawl onto. I think I always will. Much love!

Sandra said...

She is the sweetest, kindest, most beautiful girl. I want to grow up to be her.

And you? totally cry, then go buy an ostentacious canopy doggie bed and redo her room into a room for Lucky.

Suan said...

i'd be crying... i only have two years until my babies graduate..which will go really fast... but i vote for you and megan to have one of your famous movie rental marathons :)

ellebelle said...

awww.
you can come have a readathon with me.. haha jk jk jk

Tristi Pinkston said...

What a darling picture!

I think you deserve to cry and then you deserve to dance. Ride with both emotions -- they're both valid!

Anna Maria Junus said...

School ends early over there. We still have another month.

I've seen three kids graduate. I'm always so happy when they do.

Shellie said...

That will be us next year. They don't go to school the next day either. Here, they kick the kids out if they show up the last 2 days of school. Why don't they just tell the truth and admit that school ends on Wednesday? Oh, I started to do your tag post before last at the end.

Julie Wright said...

Oh you should definitely be crying. I would be. I might just cry even though I still have five years til my little lady is gone. She is such a joy for me. She is my center when life gets out of balance.

Josi said...

What a lucky girl to have a mom that's so torn between her joy and her sorrow for such a moment. I hope the week went okay for you, Karlene, hugs.