Thursday, June 21, 2007

bittersweet

I honestly didn't expect today's events to hit me quite so hard. Sure, I knew it would be a bit saddening facing the fact that "my baby" was graduating preschool. All the kids have now reached the big leagues. But dang, did it throw me for a loop.

At the start of the graduation ceremony they show this really awesome slide show featuring pictures from throughout the entire year. It's really nice, set to music and all. "Forever Young" was the final song, and I tell you, by the end I just had tears streaming down my cheeks. What a sap, huh? Then the kids performed a few musical numbers of their own. And finally they got their diplomas.



You know, I really am proud of how far he's come this year. But it's still okay if I call him my baby, isn't it?

14 comments:

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Ay! I'll be there tomorrow with Jacob, and I am sure I'll be one blubbering mess!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Awww... they always look so sweet in their little construction paper graduation caps...

Jean said...

He'll always be your baby, Debi. My baby is heading off to college in August!

Dawn said...

What an adorable picture! Yes, I would be crying too. I cry most years when I say goodbye to my kindergarten class. Your baby is always your baby no matter how old they get.

take care,
Dawn

gail@more than a song said...

Awww, he'll always be your baby! Those times are sad to me but I know you're proud.

Jennifer said...

Ditto what everyone else said - he will always be your baby! What a cutie pie he is. I would have been bawling too. It truly is a bittersweet moment!

kreed said...

Ditto what everyone else says - he'll always be your baby! Boy, am I glad there was no graduation at Bryn's preschool - I am a crier at those kinds of things!

Maggie said...

I'd a cry too! :)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Yup - we just did that too this week - construction caps and all! So emotional isn't it!!

Your little guy is soooo cute. (I posted pics of my grad too.) :)

Guess what? you won the playskool baby care gift basket at our site!!!

Melody said...

Awww...he's so sweet, Debi! I'm sure you're proud of him! :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Aww, what an incredibly adorably sweet picture! Congratulations to him, and to you for surviving the ceremony :)

P.S. He'll always be your baby, even when he's 30 years old!

annie said...

Those videos always get me too!

Carrie! :o) said...

Awwwwww, Debi!! *That's* what it's all about! Those moments ~ those memories! I'm so proud of your little guy! :o)

Marcia said...

ooh, sweet! What a cute kid. I cry too and I don't even have kids!

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