Monday, June 7, 2010

Congratulations Justine!!!

Oh Happy NEWS!!!
We are the proud parents of a

And again, I say "Where DOES the time go?".
I met Bruce when she was not yet two and now she's 18! When did this happen?

We had a mixed family dinner, which turned into an emotional disaster (no comment!), then Bruce and I traveled down to the ceremony. While we waited for Justine's name to be announced, I glanced down at the program where a wonderful quote was printed on the front.

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you,

pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

As the tears of pride welled up in my eyes, I couldn't help but think of what lies ahead for Justine. Will she make the best choices? Pick the right career? Right friends? And (GASP) right mate? Scary thoughts for a parent .... Sending your child out on her own to make her own decisions. But you know what? As I looked at her smiling on the stage I realized she'll be just fine. And hey, we're not really sending her off on her own, we'll still be right there. Just a little further drive away.

We are so proud of what a beautiful person she is both inside and out.


  1. What a beautiful family you are on Justine's graduation day.

    You are right for your concerns, its scarey for these kids and parents of them. All we can do is hope for the best and be there right beside them like you said.

    Thanks for sharing this precious time with us Paige.

  2. hi paige,

    she is a lovely girl! warmest congrats to all!