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From Jacksonville Beach, FL

Monday, June 13, 2011

Graduation--A family affair with photos

      I had not planned to write another blog entry about high school graduation, but after attending my grandson's, I can't help myself.  Graduation is so hopeful and so happy.  Whether the graduate just squeaked by or was cum laude, the family is happy and proud.  A certain bitter-sweetness is present also.  High school is the end of childhood and the beginning of a new life whether work or college and many graduates will leave their parents' home.
     After Thomas's graduation much photo and video taking commemorated the event.  I saw graduates posing with parents, then with grandparents, then with siblings.  Everyone wants to be in a photo of  such a life changing occasion.  Years from now, children of the graduates will look at the photos and marvel at their parents' youth and haircuts. 
      After the ceremony my daughter and son-in-law had a luncheon for Thomas.  Later in the weekend, they had a party for him and the neighborhood graduates.  They were all well-celebrated.  As grandma, I was so happy to be a part of it all.  Thomas will attend college in the fall.  Right now he is more anxious than excited about that, but life moves on.
    Here are a few photos from the happy weekend:

Thomas blends in, but we know he is on the left side, fourth row, fourth seat. 

Thomas with his very handsome family

Thomas gets a graduation kiss from his mom.  This photo says so much
about the event.  Graduation represents much frustration, work, but much love
on the part of family.

The graduation cake!

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