Happy, happy, happy!!!!!!!!!!!

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Happy, happy, happy!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thu, 06-14-2012 - 3:59pm

For those of you who have gone seamlessly through your kid's education.... you probably can't really understand how I felt seeing dd21 in her cap and gown. I'm sure I'll be happy when dd19 graduates next year, but it feels expected. For dd21, who has had some tough moments, even taking time off while she decided it she wanted to transfer, stop or continue (she has been in college five years), dh and I were over the moon on Saturday. Dh was really cute... dd got her actual diploma right after the ceremony and dh looked at it, cradled it in his arms and said quietly to me, " I think I'll sleep with this tonight." I don't think he was kidding!! :smileywink:  And even though dd has had some ups and downs with her college, she was beaming all day.  I was so proud of her.

The first pic below is the four kids at baccalaureate on Friday night (I don't know when ds12 got almost as tall as his sisters-  no wonder he had no clothes that fit!) and the second one is dd at the ceremony on Saturday. She was second-to-last, because they did all the graduate degrees, then all the BAs, then all the BS degrees,  and she is a BS with a "W" last name. She didn't complain about the wait, though!! 

 

 

 
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Registered: 01-05-2005
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 5:12pm

i would be just like your DH, sleeping with the diploma. Your story gives me hope, as I've been reading the past 2 weeks from your posts that your oldest hasn't been the easiest, like my own DS.

I know this is late...but Congrats!

Thanks :smileyhappy: I definitely read and appreciate ALL the congrats, whenever they come (it's still new enough that every single one makes me smile!!). I know that everyone has "ups and downs" but for those of us who have ups and "crashes and burns" these moments are so important. Dh and I had days and nights when we thought she might not live to finish high school (due to a few bouts of severe depression, along with eating issues, paralyzing anxiety, and explosive anger) and even more days when we thought she'd have to live somewhere else or we'd go crazy (obviously, we only said that to each other, but yeah, paying for room and board at a local university was SO worth it even though she'd probably have done better at home). So, seeing her on the stage that day, after a really successful straight-A senior (ahem, 5th) year, was better than winning the lottery. I've said before, I'll be thrilled when the other kids graduate from college, but I don't think I'll ever have that "oh my God, I can't believe we all made it through" feeling again.... which is good....