October 27, 2011

if it wasn't official before...

Today she turns in her cap and gown order. 
Way back when... 2012 seemed a lifetime away, and somehow, now it is almost looking me in the eye.

She came home giddy with excitement, and when I finally got home, I was as excited as she... to browse through the senior stuff with her.  Reading the tag lines on the cover had me marvelling at the clever author and ooooh-ing at the picture memories spinning through my mind.  And then... in the next moment,  I was sobbing. 

Oh baby girl, I am teetering on the line of disbelief... the one drawn between excitement and touch of sorrow.  But oh, this life... is beautiful from any angle... and you will shine.

I can count on it.

8 comments:

Southern Gal said...

So exciting! She'll do well in whatever she chooses. I remember those days fondly. Ethan will graduate in 2020! That sounded so far away in 2002, but now? Not so far at all.

togetherforgood said...

Oh, I remember those days. As the senior, not the mama-- those days are still a bit ahead of us. :)

Yesterday Art turned in his preregistration forms for his FINAL year of seminary. We're doing a bit of the oh-my-word thing around here too. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

"beautiful from any angle"....love that.
I love this photo too...so much happiness.
xoxoxo

Kim said...

Such an exciting year for your family!

Richella said...

Oh, golly. I can hardly believe that 2012 is right around the corner. Anyone who doesn't think time flies--step right this way and hang out with the mom of teenagers.

So glad to know that Eric is making good progress. No surgery sounds like great news to me!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I just cried.
How can it be?
A senior?
Oh. My.
That seems the epitome of growing up, doesn't it?

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

I am so right there with you...just ordered my baby's cap and gown last week. It pretty much broke my heart...

Dayle said...

I so remember this year with my own daughter. Bittersweet.

All the best to your senior!