All posts tagged: College

Congratulations to the Graduates. Hugs to the Mommies and Daddies.

Yes, I know. I’m supposed to be happy for all those kiddos graduating high school. I’m thrilled for them. They’ve worked hard for so long to reach this monumental occasion  they’ll remember the rest of their lives. They’re ready to move on to the next phase. They’ve earned their independence, their freedom. I was incredibly excited when my oldest son graduated from high school a few years ago. Then, once all the ceremonies, breakfasts, parties and hoopla ended, I faced the real truth: It wasn’t ever going to be the same. If you are the parent of an only or eldest child nearing the end of his/her high school years, stop reading NOW! I’m about to hurt you. If you’ve already gone through it, you get it. I’ve been looking around at the signs in the yards, the cards in stores, and receiving  announcements in the mail. I have another child who will be a junior next year. It’s all going to cycle again. Then, in another two years, again. We can’t change it, they …