Friday, June 12, 2009

Sam's Graduation

Sam is my youngest child. He is 5 years old. Yesterday he was in a Pre-Kindergarten Graduation ceremony. I have to admit that I was feeling a bit misty on the way over to his daycare. Next year he will be in Kindergarten and somehow I just can't get used to the idea that things change, and my baby is growing up.

The weather was not helping. It was raining and sunny, and it just made everything seem a little bizarre.


The rain let up and I had to make a left turn. Over my shoulder I caught a glimpse of a rainbow, so I pulled my beat up truck over to the side of the road and took the picture above. It reminded me that there is good in everything, even when times are confusing.

I continued on my way and once again fell into the familiar pattern of hurrying up to wait, and became caught up in all that was going on around me. You never know when you will be surprised by the unexpected. I thought I had reached my surprise limit for the day.

Then the ceremony began. Each child took turns and stood up in front of our little group and told what he or she would like to be when they grow up. Here is what Sam said...

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And a priceless memory was made... He is going to be just like his father- a dreamer. I am so proud!

3 comments:

LAlconcel said...

We need dreamers in this world!!

thatchmo said...

I like your attitude.
My oldest just graduated from 5th grade and is getting "teened" way too fast. We didn't have graduations from elementary, did we?
I'm a edutech coord at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ and found you on the edu 2.0 Ning site.

Al said...

thatchmo- Thanks! My oldest just Graduated from 5th grade too. When I was a kid they just said, "Bye!" No ceremony...
I don't know if we missed something or they get too much attention. I do know that with every ceremony I get just a little misty. I would feel better if it was some sort of party.