Today was the day. My son graduated from high school! He’s pulled himself up from rock bottom, after a very rocky end of this junior year, and an even rockier start to his senior year. He pushed himself as much as possible to at least pass, while having a job. That’s all I can ask of him….to pass, to graduate, to get that diploma. And he’s done it. I’m so proud. I only teared up a couple of times watching him graduate.
Below, I enclose his senior pictures (which I just got this morning) and pictures from his graduation. Smile with me. Enjoy your day with me.
Tomorrow, I get to watch another of my children graduate high school. I keep reflecting on the first one though. Darcie graduated high school from ECOT in 2013. I remember that day so well. It was a beautiful day, warm with a cool breeze. I had never been to the Jerome Schottenstein Center at OSU in Columbus before, so I was just blown away by how huge the place was! If I remember correctly, there were a couple thousand graduates that walked with Darcie that day. I don’t remember, as I really only heard one name: Darcie Renae Stewart.
Next to me in the audience was my husband at the time, Eric, my ex-husband, Rob, and Cassie. We all sat on the edge of our seats waiting patiently as they went through all the names of all of the graduates. Each graduate walked across that stage and received their diploma with so much happiness and pride that the stage practically blinded the audience. Such a happy, happy day!
I’m so excited to do it all over again tomorrow, with my son.