Oh Happy NEWS!!!
We are the proud parents of a
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!!!
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.
WE LOVE YOU JUSTINE!