Thursday, June 04, 2009

Graduation Day!

In about twelve hours, my daughter will be graduating from the eighth grade. Eighth grade!!! I can't believe she's going to high school next year. I can't believe how fast the years have passed. Just nine years ago, she was going off to kindergarten, excited about dragging her book bag full of school supplies down the sidewalk into Kingdom Preparatory Academy. She couldn't wait to get to work and learn new things. Now school is the center of her social circle, where all things good --and bad --radiate. It's a wonder I have any hair left on the top of my head from all of the teenage angst she's put me through this year. Now don't get me wrong! She's not a bad kid and I know this age is a time when most kids struggle to find/make a place for themselves in their social arena. But boy, I'll be glad when this stage is over!

I'm proud that she's made it this far and wish nothing but the best for her in the future. As she embarks on her summer break (30-day break for mom!), I pray she has a safe journey and fun in the sun. Hopefully she'll use the time she has this summer to be more introspective (as much as a hard-headed teenager can be!) and will develop the growth and maturity needed to begin her life as a freshman in high school.

I love you, Courtney Brianna!


PatriciaW said...

Congratulations Courtney and Angela! I have a rising 9th grader too, so we can go thru (and hopefully survive) the high school years together.

Monique DeVere said...

I'm not sure how the grades tally across the pond, but if it’s the same as here then your daughter must be around 13/14?

If so, I can put my hand up to having a son the same age. He's lovely, though. Wants to be a Priest and was out county's first Boy Bishop last Advent.

But I have two others who are now 20 and 18 and I can tell you, between the ages of 14-16 those two put every one of my grey hairs on my head!

I have one more little one to go. She's six and a peach. Wants to be an author and insisted on putting one of her stories on her blog :)

How bland life would be without these precious gifts from God.

Maggie Toussaint said...

Aha! I thought I'd find you here! Angela, I'm proud of your daughter for doing so well. Come back to see us at the Soons, 'kay?

Bella said...

You'll be surprised how fast high school goes fast. Mine is going to be a junior next year and is already scouting for colleges (or rather I am doing the reasearch while she concentrates on her grades). COngrats. I hope you she does you proud in the next 4 yrs.