Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mary Jean Graduates

I cannot believe it, but Mary is done with highschool! This officially marks the end of children in my Dad and Nancy's house. No more kids!! Come September, all 6 kids will have moved on. Tonight we had Mary's graduation party, and I just got home. She decided that she wanted lots and lots of desserts instead of the typical Saturday BBQ. I got to my parent's house and I was so sad that I had forgotten my camera. My brothers moved all of the furniture out of the living room (it was supposed to rain) and there were tables set up instead. There were tons and tons of desserts. Cupcakes, a chocolate fountain, Grammy's famous cookies, a gorgeous cake, caramel corn, saltwater taffy, more cookies and more yummyness. It was in every corner of the house.

I was looking at Mary's picture display tonight, and I started to get teary. There was a picture of her and I that must have been 15 years old. It reminded me how short life really is. I can hardly believe that she is 18 and about to go to college. Where did the time go?? My Grammy was standing with me, and she told me that I was too young to feel that way. She is probably right, because I can't imagine what it must be like to be in your late 80's and to have watched time just fly right by you. Life is so short.

I wrote a post about Mary on her 16th birthday. I just re-read it, and I crieda. She is a grown woman now, and she has so much ahead of her. I am proud to call her my sister, and I am forever grateful that I have been able to watch her grow to be the woman she is today.

Congratulations, Mar-Bear!! God has amazing things in store for you and I can't wait to watch it all go down :o)

1 comment:

Dad said...

I agree -she is lucky and blessed to have you as her big sister