Four years of cramming for exams...finished.
In less than 3 hours, our son's life looks different.
He walks on stage, and with a shake of a few hands...POOF! College is over.
All that money, all that studying, DONE!
It's true what they say about "the journey."
That's where the living is. Not the commencement. Yep...it was grand, and for sure, I shed a few tears.
But, as I sat in the stands, I watched him.
He, indeed, is a little wiser than he was when we dropped him off those years ago to live in the dorms with kids he didn't know. "Is he going to be ok?" I cried and watched through blurry eyes as he stayed and we had to go. Had to let go. So hard for a mother to do, but the rewards out weighed the teary goodbye.
In those magical years, he has made life long friends.