We had a milestone Graduation at our house recently. Our second son has completed high school, the first of our home school graduates.
It doesn’t get any easier with the second child.
I don’t know why I thought that it would.
Even though I knew what to expect, it’s still hard to see your child Graduate.
It’s not that we are getting older, even though that’s true.
It’s not that we are never going to see him again after he goes to college, because we will.
It just means that childhood is over.
I cried like a sap at the ceremony.
I hate crying in public.
I was doing okay until the slide show. They showed all the kids as babies, and then pictures of them when they were all grown up.
The pictures did me in, even though I promised myself I wouldn’t cry.
In the homeschool ceremony it is traditional for the parents to present the diplomas to the children.
We had two minutes to make our presentation.
Here are my words to our graduate:
” On the way here today, your Dad told me that most parents were preparing speeches for this event.
I can’t do that. It is impossible for me to put into 2 minutes worth of text, what a joy it has been to teach you at home. It has meant so much to us.
I could write volumes of stories about our homeschooling.
I could fill a library with all that you have learned, the books that you have read, and tales of what a fine young man you have become.
It is with great joy and love that we present you with your high school diploma on Graduation Day.”
Then I bawled like a baby and gave him the biggest hug of his life.
Hug your Graduates today and celebrate life!
1 more day until the move