Monday, June 08, 2009
Off to my son’s graduation ceremony today - which is actually tomorrow but we figured a relaxing stay at a hotel beats an early rise and battling Tuesday morning traffic.
This is one of those milestones in your child’s life where, while they did all the work, you get to share in the sense of accomplishment.
For a mother, such an occasion also tends to bring back memories of their child’s first day of school – and, perhaps, a few tears. Just a few. Tears of joy and pride.
While many believe mothers are incapable of being objective regarding their children, mothers know otherwise. We may love them without reservation, but we know who they are and what they’re capable of better than anyone.
And so, when I say that this quiet, committed and compassionate child of mine will make his mark in the world, believe me, he will.
He already has.