Monday, May 8, 2017

May Daze


I chose this photo I took earlier this week for its peaceful feel---the opposite of my current life.


Ten Things I am Thankful for Despite Feeling Dazed:

Next weekend my three adult kids graduate from three separate programs in three different states.  And I work in a school on top of that.  May for those of us in the world of education is never an easy time.  This year is less easy...but more blessed.

When she was four, our eldest announced she would grow up to be a Dancing Dentist.  She has certainly danced her way through the better part of three decades.  Saturday the dental part kicks in.  Her hometown is rolling out the red carpet to welcome her home; and the dentists she will work for are doing all within their power to ease her transition from student to full-fledged dentist.


Le Professeur, our middle child, will earn her Masters in French and Francophone Studies at UNC.  She loves Chapel Hill, and her students love her.  She recently shared a letter one of her students had written to nominate her for a teaching award at the school.  She has what it takes to be the kind of teacher who will change lives.

My son attends my alma mater...also his dad's alma mater.  We both loved K-State when we were there, and it has only gotten better through the years.  My son has completely blossomed and has taken advantage of the multitude of opportunities that have been offered.  It has been a joy to watch.

Somehow despite the ceremonies being only hours apart, we believe we have a plan that will get us to a portion of all three graduations.  We are strapping on our track shoes and are ready to hit the road.



                                   



10 comments:

  1. Oh, what a month to remember! Take lots of photos and enjoy these memory building times. Congratulations to them and to you and your husband for all the encouragement and support you have given them.

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    1. They are pretty wonderful I have to say!

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  2. Isn't it incredible how things sometimes happen all at once like this? I will be praying mightily for you to make all connections and arrive at each one in time to witness your children's shining moment of entry into the world of being a full-fledged adult! It sounds like they have each chosen a plan for their lives that suits them well, and your Mom's pride shines in your words about them. I suspect that by Monday you will be one tired Mom, but I can't think of a nicer way to spend Mother's Day weekend, surely one you will never forget! Blessings to you as you wind up your own year in school, I remember well what a restless time it is, and everyone is so ready for it to be over. Summer coming soon! Thank you so much for dropping by to share your TToT with us, I love your photo, it definitely has a sense of peace about it... and simple beauty! XOXO

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    1. You are reading my mind. I already have Monday approved as a personal day off!

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  3. Congratulations! I imagine you are feeling all the feelings right now. Sending you good wishes for the ending of this school year.

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    1. I am still in a fog! Have you finished up yet? Hope all is well.

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  4. Wow this is quite the undertaking. You must be so proud of these wonderful young adults you've raised. I can see you beaming through your words! I love that you have a plan to be there for all three and yes, by all means take Monday off! Congratulations to all of you!

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    1. It was so great! Exhausting, but great!

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  5. Congratulations on the accomplishments of your children. As an educator (as well as a mom) you must be so proud of each of them. Good luck in your whirlwind of ceremonies and savor every moment.

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    1. I tried to savor, Val, but much of it is a blur. I do know we made it though! And we had time together afterwards.

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