The Graduation

I remember laughing at the thought of Kindergarten 

graduation when I first heard about it. Go figure I would be 

in tears watching Nicholas last night. 

I looked into the crowd and all the parents were beaming and so proud of each of their own children. To Andrew and I's bemusement, Nicholas took on the role of class clown while performing on stage, not the serious child he his at home. He was in tears the night before when we asked him to sing us one of his songs. 

To be able to watch them grow and learn is such a gift I get to experience. The years do go by fast; I was just posting about his First Day and now he will be in First Grade. 

Godmother Aunt Hilary drove all the way from Kansas City to attend and brought him some loved baseball gear. We love her!!

After the ceremony we took the kids to Dairy Queen for ice cream which is a big treat in this household. 

It is surreal. His teacher made a slide show from highlights of the year with this poem at the end that I thought carries so much wisdom. 

If I had my child to raise over again.

I'd finger paint more, and point the finger less.

I'd do less correcting, and more connecting.

I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less, and know to care more.

I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.

I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I'd run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.

I'd do more hugging, and less tugging.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I'd teach less about the love of power,

And more about the power of love.
Poem by Diana Loomans called If I had my child to raise over again.

By God's grace my I live that to my best ability, for that is my vocation. So happy to be your mom, so proud of my little boy, may God grant me many more years to have the privilege to raise you to God and watch you grow. 


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AZuniga said...

Oh my goodness- what sweet moments! And an awesome Godmother to make the trek out for the special day! :)