Friday, May 26, 2017

Memories from Carson's Graduation

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." ~ e.e. cummings

Well, I have survived the milestone of Carson's graduation. (Although taking the poignant photo above and continuing to look at it almost did me in!) The commencement ceremony was lovely -- especially these closing moments, which included the singing of the Oak Mountain alma mater. 

As a member of the OMHS Singers, Carson joined the group for the final performance of his high-school career. 

Sharing this milestone with family made the evening all the more special. These four children fill my heart with joy!

Joe's parents joined us for the evening. Pop said that he wouldn't cry if I didn't, but I think I actually shed enough tears for both of us.

My father, dubbed D-Dad by Carson as a toddler, remembers vividly rocking his first grandson to sleep on his first night home from the hospital. We were all feeling nostalgic for that sweet little baby who has grown into such a fine young man.

We love Carson so much and can't wait to watch him soar!

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." ~ Albert Einstein


Cindy said...

Beautiful!! Don't they grow up SO FAST?!! I have really enjoyed reading these last few posts. Our son will graduate next year and I already get teary-eyed at times thinking about it! I know Carson has a great future waiting for rewarding to watch them mature and succeed. :)

Anonymous said...

Melissa, Thanks for sharing your precious children with us over the years. It's been a delight to watch them grow up "from a distance." I've also enjoyed you sharing all the beautiful pictures and special graduation festivities with us. You and your husband have an amazing family. You've done a tremendous job raising your children. Blessings! Paula Romer

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