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Friday, May 7, 2010

A Mothers Milestone

My oldest son Joseph is graduating from college tomorrow.  I am so proud of him.  He is graduating from my alma mater - UW Platteville with an Engineering Physics degree.

Here is a tip for mothers with young children . . . enjoy each and every day with your children, taking the good with the bad.  The time passes so fast.

I can still remember bringing my first born home - his first day of kindergarten, 4th of July parades, sleep overs, grade school graduation, soccer games, golf matches, school projects, confirmation, getting his drivers license, prom, high school graduation, moving him into his dorm room.  And now I get to add college graduation.

Neighborhood 4th of July Parade - '93


Joe and I before the Madison Marathon May, 2000


8th Grade Graduation - 2002


High School Graduation - 2006


When I was diagnosed with stage IIIb breast cancer  - I was afraid that maybe I wouldn't be here to see him graduate from college.  I thank God that I am here and healthy.  Plus graduation number 2 is one month away.  My youngest son, Charlie will be graduating from high school and heading off to college in September.

Life goes on and it is Good!!!  

5 comments:

  1. Wow, such a touching post and a good reminder to live in the moment and appreciate it all. Congrats to your son!!!

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  2. What a Mother's Day present for you!
    Time is passing way too fast and nothing shows it more than our kids growing up.
    Congratulations to you and your son.

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  3. What a beautiful Mother's Day post...congratulations to Joe and thanks for sharing. I totally agree with you...enjoy the ride with your children, they ride off on their own so fast!

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  4. Nice Post~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  5. Crying BIG alligator tears of happiness for you, friend. Beautiful post.

    Congratulations, MOM. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend... something tells me you did. :)

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