They made it and I lost it…

Though we had thunderstorm and tornado warnings and had to all pile into the very hot gymnasium, nothing could stop the overflowing of love and joy that radiated throughout the room. It bounced off the walls and flowed through the bleachers as the graduates took their first steps and joined the cheering crowd of friends and family.

I was waiting with about as much eager anticipation as a tween at a Justin Beiber concert and I thought my heart would burst with the first glimpse of my DD and then right behind her my DS! I could not be happier. I looked over my mother and the tears were flowing into the ugly cry. Uh-oh don’t look that way. Stay forward or you’ll lose it.  The DH and I waved and cheered and whooped and hollered. No one held on to a bit of class as we celebrated this truly great milestone.

And you’ll all be glad to know that I made it through the whole service with dry eyes that is until the very end when the dear twins were dismissed. No longer children in school any more, but they walked back to me now graduates. That’s when I wrapped my arms around each of them said thank you, and lost it.





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14 Responses to They made it and I lost it…

  1. victoria says:

    Oh, Kwana, indeed a mile stone and such a big important one!
    Congratulations to you , your DH and of course to your DD and DS!
    I don’t blame you for loosing it a bit, it’s so charged with emotions and hard work and nerves and all the hoping and pushing and praying, right?

    May live treat them right and fairly and good – always! Good luck!

  2. BarbaraG says:

    Congratulations to the DT!

  3. Ellen G says:

    Congratulations to the whole family! So glad your day was so special!

  4. Elen says:

    My best to the happy graduates and to the proud mama and papa! Y’all done good. :)

  5. Dren says:

    OMG!! I nearly lost it reading your post!! Congrats to you gurlie for keeping it in til the end!! Wishing the DT much success and joy with college life! NOW the real fun begins!!

  6. pve says:

    I feel the LOVE bouncing off your blog and what a wonderful photo! Congrats to the grads and to you and your family! Way to go!!

  7. karena says:

    What a great looking family, I know how proud you are.

    A new chapter in your life beginning!


    Art by Karena

  8. Awwww! Congrats, Kwana, to you, to your beautiful kids and to all your family on this big milestone! :)

  9. N says:

    What a wonderful shot! Look at those beautiful children of yours. I’m teary just reading :)

  10. Mar says:

    I will admit, I got teary eyed reading this…congratulations to your family!

  11. Lynn says:

    Awww! Onward and upward, to infinity and beyond!!

  12. kwana says:

    Thanks so much for all your comments. I’m still hanging out on my cloud today. It will be a while before I float off of it.

  13. Joyce says:

    Thank you my friend for sharing and raising two wonderful children. Love the beautiful smiles! Very beautiful and handsome children!! xo

  14. Jen says:

    Congratulations Kwana! I’m so happy for you!