Class of 2009

This weekend, May 29, 2009, our youngest,
Tyler will graduate from academy/high school.

Today he called me on my cell to let me know
he had picked up his cap and gown…
He said something else, but I don’t remember…
my eyes watered, my heart swelled,
And even though I have been through this experience
with my 2 daughters, the moment is not less-it is not routine.

My emotions are just as uncontrollable as they
were for Carissa and Lise.
As I see not only my youngest, but my son in this
passage of graduation, I feel like I have learned more
from my children then they from me.

I have learned more patience then I knew even existed!
I have experienced an undying, unflinching, unquestionable,
growing love that has carried me through the deepest and
darkest moments parents sometimes go to.
I have felt the strength and hope from my children that
erases all doubt and gives me all reason to never give up.

I have learned to step aside and allow them to rise
out of their own efforts, or fall from their own choices,
and I have learned to be there for both.

As I slip into this middle aged motherhood,
less becomes more takes on another meaning…
as I watch them become more responsible,
more outspoken and opinionated on life issues and
I become less anxious for them to know my opinion.

So as I iron this gown I will be not be in a hurry and
I will remember this moment forever.

Congratulations Tyler Gunnar Gustavsen, class of 2009.

Class of 2009


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