I dedicate this post to myself. This week has been a very eventful week for so many. All the graduations from schools and of course the June weddings. I am so happy to have been a part of so many wonderful events this past week. I saw so many friends whose children accomplished the big milestone of graduation! What an amazing time in a parent and their child's life.
All the homework, sporting events, band concerts and PTA meetings. Finished and now on to the next chapter. Whew we made it! Then to have witnessed a life long family friend's daughter marry the man of her dreams. All the tears of joy and the next steps to adulthood. I am so happy for all of us that get to watch our children grow up and move forward in their lives to set out to seek their dreams. Nothing is better than that. For us parents its bittersweet to see our children whose fevers kept us up at night, those school projects that were sprung on us at 9:30 at night when you have no poster board in your house and the stores are closed. Just the smell of their hair when you just got them out of the bath and tucked them in at night. Those are the memories we hold onto as parents that get us through these milestones in their lives.
When the reality meter kicks in for me and I realize that I no longer will have the opportunity to watch my oldest son get married my heart breaks. Then I gather my self and wipe my tears and realize that he will always be in my heart and his love will be my guide thru all the rest of the days of my life. Our paths are not always what we want them be. But we dust our selves off keep their love in our hearts and do them the honor of loving others to pay forward.