Thursday, June 11, 2009

There is NO Stopping This Train!

Well---the day has finally come for our little Ali girl---she graduated from Blaine High School last night---class of 2009. While I sat in the audiance and saw the 'sea' of blue come down from the Field House onto the seated area---frantically looking to find where she was to get a snap shot of time---I didn't want to do it---I promised myself I wasn't gonna do it---but I did---I got all choked up at the Pomp and Circumstance of it all--my BABY IS GRADUATING!!!--all 678 students dressed to the 9's standing in perfect rows---many of them I have come to know and love as the little brothers and sisters of peeps who graduated with my older ones or through the years that Ali has been involved in activities and community things----oh---and NO KLEENEX to be had in any pocket or in my purse---good one Renee! The Concert Choir sang 'Lullabye' and then the flood gates opened up----my shoulders were bouncing up and down and I could barely see through my tear swollen eyes----not only does this mark a milestone in her life---it truly marked her Dad and I-----it was like yesterday when I was washing her popsicle sticky face and saying our prayers together at night on the side of her little bed----the memories came rushing back of what fun it has been to have her around and watch her grow into the fine young woman that she is today-----I am very proud of her and her accomplishments---she is a shining star and will continue to light her surroundings with her infectious smile----She will be going to college in the Fall and is planning to become something in the Radiology field (yet to be determined). In the mean time----we are happy to have her here to empty the dishwasher, sweep the front entry and give Joe a 'run for his money' with her uncanny wit and humor (she is relentless with him)---FOREVER if need be!!! LOL I Love you Alexandra Jo and my wish for you is that you continue to Fly Butiful Baby----- FLY!!!! Mom


UPON A HILL said...

Congrats to your daughter. You are a beautiful family!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Oh Renee that just touched my heart. Next year I will be in your same shoes. I don't want to think about it. Can't we just freeze them in time? LOL! You are a proud momma and have every right to be. God bless you and your family. Cathy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

she is a beautiful gal..I see where she gets her good looks you all looks so good...:)

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Congrats Renee on your daughters graduation. My oldest graduated two years ago and I promised myself no tears too, but well you know how that goes!
It was a sureal feeling for me as my daughter was at my graduation...yup I was a young`n 17 ;)

Amber said...

Cute pics!! I cannot believe she's graduating already...we're getting so old ha ha!

Phillane E'lee said...

Ali is a living doll!

My baby graduated today my friend and I too said no tears. I look like I have been pulled through a knot hole backwards I think were the words my Mother spoke to me a while ago.
I cried like a bucket.
That is a HUGE class of kids. My word. We had 163 kids in class of 2009.
Enjoy her while she is there and I love you can get her to do the dishes. LOL

Deb's Country Crafts said...

Oh, that was such a SWEET entry! You got me all choked up and teary eyed! She is such a sweetie and it's so hard to believe she graduated already!!! They grow so fast! She is amazing and will accomplish all her dreams I just know it! I miss all of you and hope we can get together soon. We can't make it to the grad party we have to go to Iowa for an 80th bday party, I was so mad! PLEASE call me soon so we can make plans to get together ok, love you all! Hugs!

Doreen said...

OH have me crying..Your baby has graduated...I'm sure whatever she field she chooses...she will be a fantastic success...because she has her Mom's spitfire attitude!!!! Congratulations Ali!!!

I'm SO sorry I'm just getting over here to say hello..been a bit crazy lately.

Great pic of all of you....:) but it makes me MISS YOU so much..why the heck did you have to go and get that stupid outside the home job!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Look at that smile..... wowsa... just like her mommy...

Honey, it is just a new exciting chapter and your relationship will only get BETTER!!! Oh what fun you two will have ;-)

Hugs and Loves... MO

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