After teaching school for close to 30 years I’ve seen quite a few graduation seasons come and go. I’ve seen my daughters, niece and nephew graduate from high school and thought good thoughts on the days that they graduated from college. I also had to decide if I would or wouldn’t walk when I received my Masters degree, I didn’t. However watching these young people who I taught or just knew when they were in elementary school is a different experience. In my mind they are still little and it doesn’t matter how many pictures their parents post on Facebook or “The Gram”, I hear a name and I think of how they were way back when.
This graduation season is hitting a little closer to home since my grand-niece is a high school senior. I received the invitation and she included her year book picture and I thought “Who is this gorgeous young woman?” This couldn’t be my little Katia, the little girl whose mother I use to tease about her name being soooo long that it would take up two lines on kindergarten paper. However it was and she is so gorgeous and self-assured. She makes me so proud to just be related to her. I know college is just another adventure waiting for her and she’s going to conquer it and not break a sweat.
A special girl, excuse me, young woman like Katia deserves a special card and I so hope she likes the one that I made for her. Do you think that she’ll like it?