Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cap and Gown, Diploma in Hand, Nikki's graduation!

This picture below is at Seminary Graduation.
Faces of old and faces of new,
People we know and people we knew.
Growing together then drifting apart,
Always an ending and now a new start.
At graduation we all grow nearer
And all our friends seem so much dearer.
And as we say our final goodbye,
One last embrace and one more cry,
A "keep in touch" and a "promise I will"
A "remember when" but better still,
A place in my heart, you'll always stay,
That is what's said as we go our own way.

You were six months old and full of fun.
With a blink of my eye, you suddenly were one.
There were so many things we were going to do,
But I turned my head and you turned two.
At two, you were very dependent on me,
But independence took over when you turned three.
Your third birthday, another year I tried to ignore,
But when I lit the candles there weren't three, but four.
Four was the year that you really strived,
Why, look at you now, you're already five.
Now you are ready for books and rules.
This is the year that you go to school.
The big day came; you were anxious to go.
We walked to the bus, going oh so slow.
As you climbed aboard and waved goodbye, I felt a lump in my throat and tears stung my eyes.
Time goes so fast, it's hard to believe, That just yesterday you were home here, with me.
And tomorrow when the bus brings you home and you jump to the ground,
You'll be wearing your cap and graduation gown.
So I'm holding to these moments as hard as I can, Because the next time I look, You'll be gone again.

I thought it was time to post about Nikki's high school graduation. Where does the time go? Our youngest is all grown up. It's bittersweet. I am so proud of her and so thankful she is my daughter!

1 comment:

  1. I love these pictures and the poem is sooo sweet, it brought tears to my eyes! OH the memories! I remember when too! It seems like ages ago!