Sunday, May 25, 2008
The Graduate. . .
. . . and his very proud parents. Graduation Day was perfect. The ceremony was held on the football field -- the same football field where my high school graduation took place 32 years ago! It was a beautiful Colorado spring day, albeit a bit breezy. The sun shone brightly and spirits were high. Afterward, we celebrated the day with a backyard party. The yard was filled with family and friends and more kids than it has seen in a long time, as all my cousins brought their little ones. It was just as it should be, lots of laughter, lots of hugs and kids running everywhere. This morning, I slept in, getting up in time to catch the last 30 minutes of CBS Sunday Morning. Then I did something I haven't done in a long time. I sat on the back porch, with a cup of coffee and read the entire Sunday paper in one sitting! Yesterday, we also celebrated this kid's 15th birthday: Does anyone remember the movie 16 Candles? I was reminded of it yesterday, numerous times, as we ordered Luke to "here help with this or that for your brother's party". He was a good sport about it, as he is about most everything. Today, there are few remnants left of yesterday's party -- some stray balloons, a few pieces of cake and one very sleepy graduate. Not to mention two weary parents. We'll pull it all together tonight for Luke's Confirmation mass. And then we'll have more cake and punch. . . and take more pictures . . . and have more reason to celebrate the abundance of . It's all good stuff.