Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Year of Stories/Week 20

Week 20 in our A Year of Stories collaborative project. Hope you enjoy following our blog circle. Up next is Renee Bonuccelli...I love getting a glimpse of her life each week.

My week was a pretty big one. My daughter's graduation party! We had 50+ people come through and wish her well. Despite the monsooning rain, there was fun to be had. Hannah was happy and gracious and beautiful. I was proud and emotional and a little teary. While I know how exciting the next chapter will be for Hannah, I feel like I'm losing something. Not sure exactly what...life as it's been for the last 18 years, knowing that Sophie and Gavin are about to feel that void, the safety of having her under our roof, and so many other things. So it's bitter sweet for the mom of the graduate. No need to sugar coat it.

I didn't take many pictures. I wanted to be present and soak it in. And it was such a gloomy day inside and out. But with some help from friends and last minute event tents it turned out exactly how I envisioned it.


  1. I am right there with you. My older son is about to graduate too. He will still be home and going to community college in the fall but it's definitely a huge transition regardless. You captured the feelings so amazingly.

  2. Wow! You sure throw a stunning party!! My heart hurts just reading your post......I'm sending you a hug!

  3. What a beautiful party! I love all of the details you captured.

    With a 4 and 8 year old, I can't even imagine this day. I'm glad you put down the camera and soaked it in.

  4. You did a great job Mom! Everything was beautiful!!

  5. What a huge milestone!! I wish her so much luck and that you don't miss her too much (yeah right!?!)