Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.This sentence perfectly describes how I feel about my oldest child graduating from High School. I did not shed one tear during the graduation week UNTIL I assembled a special picture collage to display at his party. It hit me hard how quickly time passed and how much David and I love each other today.
I knew when he was born that I should cherish every moment and work hard to develop a relationship with my boy. It has been my number one priority to be a better listener than a disciplinarian. To lead by example rather than tell him what to do. And, to share my love for my religion with my child. As I stared at 50 some pictures all at once that represented 17 years of David's life, I knew that I had done it. I knew that Dave had accomplished his goals so far too and that just got me crying and crying!