Monday, May 31, 2010

Graduation, Part Deux

It was a whirlwind weekend.  Younger Daughter's graduation in Tennessee 9 a.m. on 5/15, and Older Daughter's in Massachusetts at 10 a.m. on 5/16.  We made both of them with room to spare, and had the most wonderful time doing so.  Here are some snippets from OD's graduation, at which Rachel Maddow was the Commencement Speaker.  It was terrific!
First up, proud Mama.

Here she is, in a crowd, waiting to march in.  We found each other from a LOOOONG way away.

Immediately post-diploma.  On her way back to her seat.  I could hardly see through the tears.

Forget the 365...Here Is May, 2010: Graduations

Younger Daughter graduated from high school on May 15.  Here she is with her REAL b.f.f., Flower Girl, who graduated the next weekend.

Here are the proud mamas.

Here she is, pleased as punch with herself.

And here she is, dancin' out of the building with Flower Girl.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

When Is A Baby Not A Baby?

My baby turned 18 yesterday.  I've never known a child to want to be 18 more than this one.  It's as if a magic switch were going to be flipped and she would be grown.
I sent her a text during the week:  "What kind of birthday cake would you like?"  Her answer, "I want my Sponge Bob cake, mama."  She has had a Sponge Bob cake every year for five years now.  I was sure she was kidding.  I said, "Are you serious?"  She said, "Yes."

This child has never called me Mama.  When she was little, I was Mommy, but have been Mom for at least 12 years.  

My baby.  My big girl.  My puzzle, my challenge, my mystery.  My love.