Friday, June 8, 2012

Today's the Day

At 7:00 p.m. tonight,
graduation will begin.
By 9:00 p.m.,
the doors will close
on the past 12 years.

From the day she was born,
I've called her my rose.
Beautiful, sweet and at times,
full of thorns.
I love her.
I'm proud of her.
All that know her speak
of her kind heart.

I leave you with her latest self portrait.

Wondering what the future will bring.

And we thank you
for all of your well wishes
and congratulations.


Beth said...

congrats. are you like my mother. i keep finding out how my mother just cries recently at so many of my events. i know my mother cares but it is fun to hear how much. enjoy all the events. don't forget your tissues. big hugs. (:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Becky! Your future holds promises of a wonderful life! Congratulations Jill...speaking from the point of view of a momma who has a daughter who graduated a few days's a pretty big accomplishment walking along side of these girls for 12 years through school. We walk beside them trying to make sure they know we are there to offer our love and support, yet we try to stay at a distance so they learn how to do it on their own (while in our hearts, we hold their hand)

Hugs my friend!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Best wishes to you both :-) I hope tonight is just perfect.

Teresa said...

Enjoy this special day. Be happy and not sad. This is a huge accomplishment for Becky and you too. You have done your job well! Congratulations to both of you!


Lynne said...

Enjoy the day with congratulations to your daughter, and for you Jill, well done . . .

Would lve to see a photo of you and Becky . . . Please!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations to your beautiful rose. Jill you have every reason to be proud. I will be thinking of you. Bonnie

Gloria Hood said...

Awe...... another milestone! So happy for you two!

Susan said...

A big day, exciting day, butterflies in your stomach day! I hope you two have a wonderful day!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Congrats to the grad. I am sure Mom is extremely proud. What parent wouldn't be? Have a great time at graduation.

Rebecca said...

Congrats and blessings. I bawled through the grad ceremonies of my kids...that music started playing and that was it.


Dawn's Craft Place said...

Savor every moment, they go by so quickly...Congrats to your sweetie and great job MOM

Debbie said...

congratulations to your beautiful rose, becky!! i will be thinking of you tonight!!

she will have a bright future, for sure!!

Julie Marie said...

Wishing you both the happiest day of days... such a big step in life... love her self portrait... thinking of you both... enjoy today!... xoxo Julie Marie

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE that shot! good luck tonight, becky! (and mom, jill!)

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful post.
Madi and I send you our congratulations on your graduation and many good wishes for you as you step into your next adventure with anticipation and excitement.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

Jill big hugs to you for being such an wonderful, supportive Mom. Becky is lucky!!
Hugs M&M

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you. God bless.

Beth said...

Congratulations to your lovely daughter.

Buttons said...

Congratulations to you and your precious Rose. Tears of happiness all around. B

Bev said...

Hope you all have a wonderful time!!

Terri Buster said...

It's all going to be just fabulous- a new adventure once she steps off of the stage with that diploma in her hands!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Enjoy your time tonight!

Chatty Crone said...

Well it is over now and I hope it went terrifically for her. You sound sad - an ending of an era - but a beginning of a new one. sandie

Jackie said...

What an exciting night for you Jill. Enjoy ! Congratulations to Becky,and to mom for a job well done.

BlueShell said...

That is great: You should be proud, indeed!
Congrats, my dearest friend. God Bless you and your family!
xoxo BShell

Ellie said...

Oh congratulations and I hope you both enjoy your day and night. If you are anything like me you will have a wee bubble but it would be tears of pride.
Love your daughters picture. :))

Fiona said...

Hi Jill,

just wondering how it all went last night?

Did you cry?

Bet you felt so proud
and you have every reason too.


Fiona x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ CONGRATS TO HER & YOU TOO!*´¨) I hope it was an enjoyable evening celebrating the end of one chapter and the start of another!

Jenny Woolf said...

Such a cute self portrait! Congratulations to you both!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...


Donna said...

Congratulations!!!! I Know you are so Happy for her!
Hahahaaaa...LOVING the selfie shot!!

Donna said...

Dear Becky and Jill,

Becky, as Mom will tell you, this is the fun part, next starts your grown up life. We all face it, some of us are shy (get over it quickly!), some of us outlandish (get over that even faster!!!) and some of us just put our walking shoes on and get the next bit of walking done on the road of life.

You will have many, many days of laughter, and a few with tears (remember the laughter on these days!) Always remember, each day is different, and each day is the same. It's up to you how much you grow. You're not too old to go ask mom a 'how to' question, in fact, if you learned anything in high school, it should be if you don't know, find an expert to ask. Asking a question means you have finally learned that you don't know everything and none of us do. We all learned more little by little each day from people who have already taken the road. No need to stumble in the some hole we did if you can ask where those pot holes are. Mom knows you best and can help you the most. She's the one, that no matter what day, the time, or the place, she will be there for you!

Jill, you've done a marvelous job of raising two children and helping them through the toughest part of life. Now it's time for them to fly a bit! They always come back to the nest, don't they? Now it's time for you to take a bow and see what a cute young girl you've helped become a beautiful young woman.

Congratulations to you both!


Susan said...

Heaps of Congratulations.
Having a kind heart - what a beautiful quality. No doubt one Becky has inherited from you Jill xx

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congratulations to you both!!!!! Bittersweet...but still sweet. :)