Sunday, May 15, 2011

Before You Know it There Grown.

As you know, my sweet baby Kate is graduating this year. Is it really May already? Somehow through college applications, ACT retakes, AP tests, college visits, and scholarship applications I've missed this year.

We started the graduating season today with Baccalaureate. It didn't really hit me that Kate is leaving until I watched her walk down the aisle in a cap and gown. I teared up for a moment, wondering if her pretend friend had joined us. (For those that don't know the story, when Kate was three she had a friend named "goofy" who lived in the ice chest at the Wal-mart in Tennessee. We had to go and let him out at least twice a week so he wouldn't freeze). 

And so, the next few posts might be a little personal and off the beaten writer path.

Please indulge me. It's an exciting time, watching your child standing on the edge of change. And, selfishly, it's a little heartbreaking too.

I guess my grandmother was right. Smile when they're screamin' and don't blink. Before you know it they'll be grown.


  1. Contrats!!! SO exciting. Hahahah - that is so funny and cute about goofy.

    "Smile when they're screamin' and don't blink. Before you know it they'll be grown."

    I try to remember this always. Time passes so quickly!

  2. Aww! Congrats to her she made it through high school! I still have some years to go! :P

    I love the quote! I'll have to show my mom.

  3. Thanks Sammy and Mandi! I'll be sure to send it on to Kate. And Mandi, I tell my children all the time that life is like a fine wine. It really does get better with age. :-D So if you find yourself on the wrong side of the drama, just remember the best is yet to come.

  4. Thanks Elizabeth! I will definitely keep that in mind. :)