Today, I have a graduate….

This is a Flashback Friday post….

My daughter graduated May 19th in Fort Worth, Texas. I wasn’t blogging here then, but I was writing in a personal journal. I decided to revisit that amazing day and include some photographs (of course!).

Written – May 19th, 2012

I can’t believe this day is here. The year 2012 seemed a lifetime ago when she started kindergarten with her brand new back pack on that tiny little body. I remember she was SO excited. She really just wanted me to leave her so she could start BIG school and learn to read.

Sydney’s first day of kindergarten.

Her childhood was so much fun. She constantly smiled and entertained. There truly wasn’t a dull moment with her (the good kind).

I guess her grade school years have passed – a lifetime from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

Sydney’s last day of high school.

I truly don’t regret having her at the young age of 22.

I had more energy, more patience, and now? I think I reap more rewards, or maybe I’m just SO HAPPY I succeeded as a young mother barely more than a child myself.

I did it. I raised her. She is done (pretty much) this is one of the proudest days of my life.

More so, because she turned out to be such a great girl. Kind, carefree, fun…..beautiful inside and out.

Yep, I am one impressed mama.

These are the moments that can’t be missed.

Today, I celebrate this accomplishment. I celebrate one end of her life and the beginning of another.

I thought I would be so sad. I had no idea how completely amazing it would feel. A mix of pure joy and relief.

Congratulations Sydney!

Thanks for flashing back to that beautiful day in May.

Happy Weekend to you all!

15 thoughts on “Today, I have a graduate….

    1. Awww! Thanks! I had no idea how much emotion that day would bring. I am just glad I wasn’t sobbing. Somehow, I was able to grab the joy of her accomplishment (and mine) to keep smiling.

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  1. YAY! Awesome. I think I experienced a bit of the excitement in May because you posted on FB, but I don’t remember seeing that totally blinged out cap! I love that! That is soooo cute!

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