Congratulations to My Son on His Graduation Day

My boy is graduating today. From 7th grade. It’s a New Orleans thing. Many of our high schools start in 8th grade (rather than 9th like the other 49 states in the union). And between my girl’s birthday yesterday and his ceremony today, I will probably have to take a few days off to cry in the back of my closet this week.

It seems like only yesterday that we were singing our favorite song from Sesame Street together. Then I turned around, but only for a moment. And I just don’t understand how, in the blink of an eye, we got from here ….

To here …


Congratulations, Dean – Class of 2013

You make me proud every day. I can’t wait to see what high school holds for you.

— Photo courtesy of Loupe Photography —

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“The most terrifying day of your life is the day the first one is born. Your life, as you know it … is gone. Never to return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk … and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life.” — Bob, Lost in Translation



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12 responses to “Congratulations to My Son on His Graduation Day

  1. Congrats, Dean!!

  2. And, of course, what about Bear in the Big Blue House? He would hide behind me when Shadow came on. Weren’t those days just last week? I (we) need to look forward to more memorable moments yet to come.

  3. Congrats to Dean!

    Michele – I bet you’re one proud mama!

    Here’s to a lifetime of memories to come!

  4. Holy cow this is an exciting week for your family. 🙂

    Congratulations, Dean! We think you are one cool dude. (Yes, yes, and you too, Michele. But a cool dudette.)

  5. Congrats to Dean and Mama! I’m a firm believer in that whatever a child has to celebrate that the mom probably deserves the same recognition! So a toast to you for your love and sacrifice!

  6. Congratulations Dean! I hope your time in high school will be as much fun as mine was. As for you Mom, if I need you I’ll send word to the back of your closet, okay. 😀

  7. Congratulations Dean! Life goes too fast most of the time. Cherish every beautiful moment.
    The quote at the end got me. I will be joining you in the back of that closet now.

  8. Congratulations to the graduate. He’s a good looking young man. we’re had 3 move up this time – 2nd to 3rd gradem 4th grade to 5th grade and junior in high school to *gulp* senoir in high school. Hold me.

  9. Oh congrats mama!!! He is a really handsome young man you have there! Time goes so quickly-doesn’t it!!! Congrats Dean!

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