Friday, May 30, 2008

What, Graduation? Sigh!

What is this? Where has time gone?
With the wisdom of the profound Dr. Seuss, "I will laugh because it happened, and not cry because it is over!"
Jonathan, I'm so proud of you, my first born. I love you always, Mom

22 comments:

Esther said...

Congratulations, Jonathan!! I'm so proud of you!

Love, Esther

Debbie said...

The years fly by. I have one graduating too. It's a joy to watch them go off to new things. The wings are stretching a little wider, and they are going farther. Congratulation on all your hard work Rachel.
Debbie

KEITH said...

HI RACHEL, CONGRATULATIONS TO JONATHAN FOR YOUR HARD WORK. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU. KEITH

Alice W. said...

Congrats! Such an exciting and bittersweet time!

Mom2fur said...

Congratulations, Jonathan! May your graduation be just the start of a great adult life!

Grandma Ruthie said...

We love you, Jonathan, and are so glad we got to be with you at your graduation. May God richly bless your life and guide you in His will.

Dana said...

Oh how that Dr. Seuss wisdom tugs at my heart! I was so sad as my children graduated from high school (actually, I was RELIEVED at first--it was touch and go at times---then I became sad. Then grateful, but sad.) However, even though I thought my life as I knew it was over because they were no longer needing me as much, they showed me how wonderful it was to watch them mature into amazing adults with fulfilling lives of their own. And I got real lucky and ONE of them gave me the greatest gift (AFTER he fininshed college, got a job and married!!!)--a magnificent grandbaby! So now, I am laughing with happiness, because it is not over.

Donna Lynn said...

Oh Rachel,
Doesn't the time just fly by when you have kids to mark each passing year with their changes??? I have seen my baby boy, Joshua, who is just 16 turn into a 6'6" man this year! Very strange and it hurts my heart to see him starting to drive and not needing me as much anymore too!
I will pray that Jonathan will be blessed on his journey and that you and your husband will be blessed by his life as he grows older!

XO,
Donna Lynn
P.S. Prayers are going up...

The Going Blog said...

I'm glad we were able to be with you all for this great occasion. It is hard to believe that it's already here and he is "mostly" grown :-) I wish him the best in life and to always have God's smile on him.

CIELO said...

Time does go by so fast, indeed... Congratulations to Jonathan, and many blessings to him and his loving family....

Hugs

cielo

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Congrats to your son and you too!
I have 1 down and 2 to go.
They grow so fast....it makes me wish I could turn back time.

Linda said...

Hi Rachel,
Congrats to Jonathan, they grow up so fast don't they.
Cheers Linda

Tracie said...

Oh Rachel,
How wonderful - and I love the saying. You always look on the Sunnyside of Life, dear friend which is the only way to go - I'm going to borrow your Dr. Seuss saying if you don't mind.

Congrats to Jonathan - you've only just begun.

Talk to you soon, Rachel.
xo~Tracie

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Yay a big congrats to Jonathan !

You blink and they are grown up huh....

Love ya
Shann xo

oh you gotta come by and see the bike I found!

Ronda said...

A big "Congratulations" to Jonathan! What a special time in his life! Milestones are both rewarding and sentimental...Hope that you all enjoyed his special day! Blessings on Jonathan's life! Love ya!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Congrats. Mom! Job well done!

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Dear Rachel,
How is your week going so far? I hope you are doing well and so is the house and family!!! How did our prayers do last week??? Oh, and did you get your birthday card??? Hope it made it to you OK!

Please stop by and see me, I am having a giveaway too...
XO,
Donna Lynn

Feathering My Nest said...

Congratulations Jonathan! It is amazing how fast the time goes. It is for sure a bitter-sweet time. I get a lump in my throat thinking about my own babies driving and becoming independent, yet I'm so proud of them too. Hugs, Kathi

Sharon said...

Congratulations! I be you are proud! Good job to you Rachel for being such a good mother!

:0) Sharon

Linda said...

My hat is off to you, Jonathan. Congratulations!
Happily, lsh

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Congratulations, Jonathan!! They grow up way too fast!!
Hugs, Terrie

Tracie said...

Just stopped by to say hi, Rachel.

Talk to you soon ;)
xo~Tracie