It was a day just for us. Mother and daughter. And even the heavy sky, that was threatening rain, could not keep the joy from the day. To have a summer day off... was unheard of for her. But with her oldest daughter graduating, Bob insisted. The mood of the day was light and fun and full of celebration. I don't recall too many details of the day... but there was lunch... and laughter that such a fancy restaurant would serve potato chips in a bag. And there was conversation and love and more laughter. And a beautiful watch. The one with the diamonds. (Thank you, Bob!)
I think I floated through graduation... with amazement and a smile on my face. But I'm sure no smile rivalled the one of my Mother. Her girl... wearing the gold tassel, and accomplishing another step along the path of life.
These are two of my very favorite pictures in the world. All my growing up, all I ever wanted was to make my Mom happy. And here... her happiness and mine collided in a most beautiful moment of joy and grace.
(sorry this last one is so bad! a scan of a scan...)
Jo's Flashback Friday is all about school today... and while I may not wanna go to school... I'd never pass up a chance to visit Jo!