Monday, May 23, 2011

Be Still My Heart

We'll eventually get back to New York, but I have to stop for a moment and catch my breath.  This is graduation week at our house, and Friday is the big day.  I have been bracing myself for that event for weeks, and while I'd like to pretend I'm going to weather that celebration with a big smile and a cheery Hi Ho, the truth is I'm not ready for it.  I thought I had a few more days, but reality set in yesterday.   They held the baccalaureate program for the graduating seniors, and when we got ready for church yesterday prior to that event, Teen Angel hollered at me to get her cap and gown.  Cap and gown?!!  I thought I had five more days until she put that thing on.  Not so.  I guess I just hadn't thought about them wearing the caps and gowns to the baccalaureate program.  Aye, yi, yi.

So there I was, at 2pm yesterday, sitting in a big Baptist church, watching my heart walk right down the aisle and into a pew with dozens of other boys and girls that graduated from preschool just yesterday.

Stop this bus and let me off.  Now. 


Jan n Jer said...

Big changes coming...your little girl is a grown woman!!!

The Girl Next Door said...

Ohh hugs and tears and love your way. Just seems like yesterday I did this with my two. I think I cried all week....all summer...hell all year when they went away to college. It's tough but I know you are also so proud of her! take lots of photos, (duh who am I talking to?!), give lots of hugs, make lots of memories. And carry lots of kleenex