Friday, May 24, 2013

the first and the last...

so, today is my daughters last day of high school and it feels like.........already?
  i chose this buttercup picture, because it reminded me of her - a sunny, happy sort of flower.  that girl is always smiling and when people describe her they actually use the word "sunny".  also, if you notice the flower in the front seems to be pulling away from the rest of the bunch.  as she will be soon. 

this is her on her first day of school.  we have a little video clip where she is talking about how excited she is and how she was scared that she might fall asleep on the bus and miss her stop.  i no longer have a VCR to play it and i mean to have it converted to digital.  but really, that memory is deeply etched in my brain.  she's fallen asleep on the bus many times since then, as teenagers do that.  it doesn't worry her much anymore.

she's grown into such a beautiful young woman, blue hair and all.  i'm so very proud of her for all her hard work and accomplishments.  and most especially proud that she has grown into the sort of person i like to be around.

in august, she will be headed off to college.  just a few hours from home, but still...
  i think i may have to leave that post for another day.  graduation first.  the closing of one chapter and the opening of another.  so many possiblities...


  1. graduating is one of the greatest things ever :) I have many fond memories of mine :) Life is never the same afterwards, for good and sad reasons! oh, nostalgia!

  2. oh my...
    my daughter is 15, and she too 'has grown into the sort of person I like to be around' :) she's going to her grandpa's for half-term, and I shall miss her... cannot contemplate the day she leaves for college... *gulp*
    sending you both love and blessings for the future x
    gorgeous photos, Vicki!

  3. Yes, It is hard to believe how time flies and how those heart treasured moments have made one whole, her whole and you and your family! Yes, she is ready to stretch her wings and you will set her off on her new journey-tears and all! (((hugs)))
    Your beautiful daughter carries you in her heart and you carry her!
    One day at a time! Cherish every minute~ @>-----------
    I know you will! xo

  4. Congrats to her - and time does fly, huh?