How did you get here? One second, you’re dragging a very timid six year-old to their first little league practice, and the next, you can barely get them to commit to curfew after Friday night games. You’ve watched them grow physically, mentally, and emotionally, applying for colleges and taking the SATs. And now, here you are — picking out their high school graduation announcements.
Announcing a high school graduation can be a bittersweet affair. For one, you’re so proud of your graduate and all they accomplished over the past four years (or eighteen, for that matter). But on the other hand, you know they’ll soon be moving out, tackling higher ed or their first job.
And while no one’s promising you won’t shed a tear or two at the commencement speech, for now, you’re promising to keep things together. You have announcements to send and perhaps a party throw, so you’re keeping it happy-thoughts only.