On Monday, our youngest graduated from preschool. He spent the last two years singing and coloring and and dancing and building.....everything a preschooler should do. And now, my baby will be preparing to go to Kindergarten.
On Friday, our middle child graduated from elementary school. He will be entering 7th grade in the fall. The year brought a lot of lessons for my boy. He grew both physically and academically. He was able to place regionally in the science fair, win a first place medal in the Math/Science Olympiad, and was awarded the school's Hope of America Award. He gets all of these traits from the husband. Yes, I may be the teacher in the family, but I would only take the credit if he'd been awarded "Most Sarcastic" or best "disco dancer" or even "the child most likely to name a type of chocolate while blindfolded"; alas he happens to be an analytical, brilliant little man, just like his father. I am so proud.
Our oldest will be a junior next year. She had a very successful year as well. This year the braces came off, she got her driver's license, went to prom, kept her 4.0 and her sense of humor. She is everything I want to be when I grow up.
More important than any certificate, grade or diploma; my children are kind people. They are polite (outside of the house), they try to get along with everyone (outside of this house) and they're respectful to adults (well, you get the idea..)
So here we are. Everything is moving in warp speed. I'm kind of scared to watch it all unfold. At the same time, I try to remind myself at every turn, how very blessed and lucky I am. I love so many things in my world, but those three kids? They are my greatest achievement. Now if we could only live the next few years in slow motion....
Happy weekend friends.