Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Friday, June 26, 2009

It's official!

I am the mother of a high school graduate!
Matt's grad was last night. I'm not a sentimental kind of person, and I don't get emotional very often, but as the grads were entering the gym to Pomp and Circumstance I found myself a little wet around the eyes. I had so many mixed emotions. I was both looking back over all the years that it took to get to that moment, and excited as I look ahead. He's at the threshold of a whole new exciting world.

As I watched him last night I was so proud. He's had to overcome so much in the last 19 years and for the first time in his life I breathed a sigh of relief. He's going to be just fine. (I know that the all the mothers of special needs kids will totally understand what I am saying.) He will still have stuggles (and lots of anxiety) but he's going to be successful. Call it mother's intuition, I don't know, but I just know that he's going to be just fine.

I'm so proud of him and who he is. I'm so excited for where he's going and what lies ahead of him.

As John said last night, Phase one is complete.


  1. Congrats Matthew!!! What a great accomplishment - and yet you've just begun! Seize the world! It's a wonderful place.

  2. Congratulations Barb and Matt!! What a journey you have been on. The best is yet to come.

  3. That is so wonderful!

  4. Okay, you might not be a sentimental gal, but I am a total sap. Your post brought goosebumps to my skin and then tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you... you must be beaming with pride. And yes, the relief of realizing that everything will be just fine... I can very much related to that.

    Congratulations to Matt! He deserves a huge pat on the back on this occasion. But kudos to you and your hubby... he couldn't have done it without your unwavering support. :)

  5. Give our congratulations to Matthew. While it is exciting to see them move to the next stage and start to launch out, there is some pains too for the parental heart ("our baby is no longer a baby").

    He has certainly gotten tall.

  6. Congratulations to Matthew. And Barb, whatever you've been feeding him, you can cut back his rations - he's grown tall enough.

  7. congratulations to Matthew
    Two more to go Barb!


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