Friday, June 05, 2009

This Is It

Riley's last day of school was today. He is now officially a second-grader. My mom took him out for ice cream to celebrate. Luckily, his sugar cooperated and was 81 at the time.

I'm getting ready to leave work. Once I get home I will change and head off to Holden's baccalaureate service. Graduation is at 10 in the morning.

I've cried a lot this week. I tear up at the drop of a hat. I know people have looked at me strangely, because I can just be standing there and a thought will hit me and I'll get tears in my eyes.

I'm sure there will be more tears tonight and tomorrow. I know he's going to be OK. And, I'm excited for all he has left to experience. But, this is one of those milestones that really get to you. Bittersweet is really the only way to describe it.

Once I get through tonight and tomorrow I'll be OK until it gets closer to him moving away to college. I'll post some graduation pictures when I get a chance.


Jill said...

Your posts about Holden recently really burst with happiness for him and how proud you are of what he's become. Tomorrow you might be standing there with tears rolling down your face but you have TONS to be thankful for :) You did a great job Mom! Now it's time for him to spread those wings and make you even prouder than you are now.

Holden~ Best of luck in all you do and we're gonna be watching for good reports from your Mom about your upcoming successes. Keep your head on straight and reach for the stars! Congrats :)

Colleen said...

Awww, cry all you want. You have every right to be extremely proud of your son AND yourself.
Enjoy every moment!!

Wendy said...

Oh, GEEZ!!!! I can only imagine...makes me tear up just thinking about it.

Good job, Mom. Now watch him soar.