Well, it is finally over. My total responsibilities (I know, yeah right), to my children are finished. As of Sunday at 2:50pm, my motherly responsibility to my youngest son was finished. He said, "Huh-unh"! What am I talking about? My baby graduated from high school on May 15th. On Saturday, May 14th at 10 am, my oldest received his Associate of Fine Arts degree from Coffeyville Community College. He will move on for his Bachelor of Fine Arts to Emporia State University this fall.
There were times, many more than I should say, that I "looked forward to missing them", having two boys, one of them with ADHD and sensory integration dysfunction, and the other a very obstinate, opinionated, independant little boy was at best trying and exhausting. I love my boys very much, don't forget to read that, but raising them wasn't always easy!
I am a very emotional person, it only takes hearing the voice of a speaker change prior to tears, or seeing someone wiping away tears, or hearing the words, "thank you for serving our country", to bring forth the moisture in the eyes. I so dreaded graduation, I knew that I would be a mess. I actually did pretty well. I will miss those little boy hugs, but I so look forward for my boys to experience the next stage of their lives, and to enjoy and get to know them as adults. The celebrations are finally over. 4 graduations in 3 days, and parties and receptions to boot. We are still enjoying the leftovers, as I prefer to have too much food rather than run out. I even told my husband's "
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