Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Graduation Day

Tonight my baby boy graduates from Kindergarten! I look back at pictures of Abby at her Kindegarten graduation and she looks so little and babyish. It's hard to imagine that in a few years I'm going to look back at the pictures I take tonight and marvel at how little he was. I'm handling it pretty well, BUT I haven't seen him in his cap and gown yet.

Yes, I realize it's just Kindergarten, but when I sit in those bleachers in that miserably hot gymnasium, I can almost fast forward and picture the scene - me with a lot more grey in my hair, (only a few) more wrinkles and 12 years added to my age and his and will watch him walk across that stage - not as a 3 1/2 foot tall 6 year old, but as a 6 foot tall man. Of course, when I get to that point, I'll have already watched Abby walk across that stage as a woman a mere two years prior. I just hope that the sedatives won't have outdated in the two years between graduations. When Kady graduates... oh gosh, I don't want to think about that right now. I'll have to be sedated oh, around January or so.

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