Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Special Moment!

It's the moment they all wait for, that special moment after 4 years of hard work, agonizing over tests, grades, papers and dorm life:



And from the smiles, you can see it all seems worth it at the end. . . even in this dreary, scary, economy:



Of course, Brian did not actually present Dianna with her diploma, but he would have if she asked him to!







I am shocked that it's been nearly a month since I posted last! There's something about getting in the garden, graduation, and moving young adults hither and yon, up and down the stairs, to and thro, back and forth, that can just knock the wind out of the middle-aged! This last weekend may be our last batch of "ground support" for awhile, but shouldn't there be a statute of limitations that comes with this adult chore?

Fortunately, at Dianna's apartment, one of her roommate's boyfriend burst from his car, announcing "The muscle has arrived," and it had! Total music to our ears, and FYI if any young adults when to impress the middle-aged, just put that energy to use and you will be our Friend for Life!

(And I, personally, would feed you cupcakes!)

I'm glad Maria, my sweet, brilliant, kind sister-in-law filled you in a bit on life in our family while I recharged batteries, but I'm so glad to be back in "blogging mode!"

Many nights I fell asleep thinking "but I have to blog about this," but there was no time. Words would swirl around in my brain, and now there's so much blogging matter floating around in my cerebellum that I think I'm oozing brain neurons! And that ain't pretty! I barely know what to start, but as Anne LaMott would say in "Bird by Bird," (her book on writing), I'll just have to start, photo by photo, one day at a time!

13 comments:

pat said...

Hooray! I've been missing your posts. I had to go back through and ooh and ahh over your flowers--I missed those when I was AWOL. Congrats to Diana--what a big accomplishment for her!!

Joanne said...

What a huge accomplishment. Congrats Diana! you should be so proud of her!

Suzy said...

Congrats to Diana - that is soo awesome! I think taking things photo by photo and one day at a time is a great idea. I for one am looking forward to it.

Lauren Hartman said...

Yay, welcome back, and congrats to Diana! And you too for that matter - no more tuition checks ;D

janett said...

I hear you on the month off, I did the same. Life is just exhausting at times... And I'd be willing to NOT help move in exchange for cupcakes... Does that work for you?

Yolanda said...

What a big "life Moment." Congratulations to Diana!

Maria said...

Brian always has the funniest expressions, Dianna never seems to take a bad picture, and I love your cupcakes! Er . . . can I get some even if I don't help with the move?

Reds said...

So so glad you are back!! Missed your posts!! And congrats to your beautiful daughter!!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations to Diana! What a terrific achievement.

I've really missed your posts and look forward to catching up with your life when you get the chance! *Ü*

Kelly said...

Congrats on Diana's graduation... Welcome to your next milestone :)

Barb said...

Bob and I really felt blessed to be a part of the celebration and loved attending all of the events. We will have been home a week tomorrow but didn't get started blogging about this myself until yesterday. It looks like we were blogging at about the same time. Funny!

Nicki, said...

Yea - your back! Congratulations to you, Doug and especially Diana. I saw some lovely pictures on Maria's blog and figured you all were still celebrating. We are just now in the throws of finding a college for our first child. By the time we finally get them through college, we'll have to use hover-rounds to visit. Whew!

Bobbi said...

Congrats to Diana, that is so huge!! Great job to you too Mom for raising her :)