Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I feel like I can't breathe.

In fact, it feels as though I haven't taken a breath since April 2nd.
I'm looking forward to exhaling on Thursday afternoon.
When the Princess walks across the platform and becomes a high school graduate.

Flashbacks of all the times I sat in the audience and watched that girl on stage are flooding my mind: 

Dance recitals
Talent shows
Step shows
Fashion shows
5th grade graduation
Various award ceremonies

Remember when the Grinch's heart grew three sizes and appeared to burst out of his chest?

That is what happens to me every single time I watch her from the audience.  My heart feels like it can't fit in my chest.  She is so beautiful and so talented and so smart and I am honored to have been able to witness all that she has accomplished. 

She makes me so very proud.  We've definitely had our issues over the years but when she accepts that diploma on Thursday none of it will matter.

Man! I cannot breathe.


LadyLee said...

Congrats to the Princess!

I still think of her as being 13. Sigh.

How fast they grow up! You'll be attending her college graduation before you know it!!

Diva (in Demand) said...

Congratulations to the Queen and the Princess!!!!!