Tuesday, May 26, 2009
~~ Diapers to Diplomas ~~
Now that Joshua is 18 ... 'he is the man'. He graduated early this year from high school, & elected to not participate in his senior graduation. This decision solely is his. (Kleenex time!) We would have loved to see our first g-son, & only child of our daughter, attend his ceremony.
Sooooooo ... following his dictum, I am sharing with you the only graduation of his that will ever be attended.
What a wonderful sunny warm afternoon ceremony ... the children all lined up like soldiers, with their little mortar boards sitting precariously on their wee heads. They were adorable marching down the church aisle to the front. Of course, it was impossible for any of them to stand still ... they fidgeted, shuffled, jabbered with one another ... untiil the teacher directed them to sing the first of 2 or 3 songs. They did a darling job, out of tune, but it was precious ... all those little voices raised to the rafters.
Then the director handed out the diplomas ... one by one they marched up to receive their reward for having endured their first experience in the world of academia.
Me, the photomanic g'ma, was all over the place getting every angle of every movement Joshua made ... along with every other parent trying to edge one another out for that one photo op moment to be captured.
To you, my beloved Joshua ... you may be taking from us all that one special moment right now, but I have these wonderfully precious images of you at your (first) graduation .. they are mine forever. I will be content in just maturing your image fast forward by 14 years ... Oops! There you are in cap & tassle ... oh, how proud of you I (we) am... Chuckle!
Love you forever, you are my (our) precious boy ... sorry, 18 year old man!
Mini & Poppy
(Joshua, Joshua w/Cari in mid photos ... Joshua & Mini Marydon in lower photo)