This is Happening Today

I opened his closet, looking for his cap and gown. That’s where he told me he had put it.
It wasn’t there.
I searched through each piece of clothing hanging up. It wasn’t there.
I looked through the clothes piled on the closet floor.
It wasn’t there.
My heart started to pound. I started to panic.
I sent him a text message.
“Where is your cap and gown? It’s not in your closet!”
He replied right away.
“No, it’s hanging up on my guitar hook.”
In my panic, I hadn’t even noticed it hanging on his wall, right next to his bed.
I looked at it, hanging there, imagining him wearing it.
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Tears started flowing and they have yet to cease falling from my eyes.
I will get through this. It will be exciting and I will be so proud.
I am so proud.

10 thoughts on “This is Happening Today

  1. Lena

    Wow. What a picture. With all his achievements lined up, each one marking another passing milestone. It’s a proud day for you, mama. Be proud of *yourself* too.
    (I’m glad you didn’t call me back, because I was totally not going to help you have any Good Feelings this morning. hahaha)

  2. Redneck Mommy

    Oh my. I’m all weepy for you and I’ve still got a few years ahead of me. Fric starts high school this year. Grade ten. I can hardly believe it. Pass the tissues please.
    Congratulations Y on a job well done!

  3. Jackie

    Oh, I know what you mean. Went through that this time last year. My heart hurts for you.
    I can’t believe my son is through with his first year of college. {sob} So glad we took the time to enjoy him. Since he is our ony one.
    I’m sorry you have to go through this two more times. Hang in there it does get better. It is crazy how the relationship shifts. But it’s nice also.

  4. lani

    This day seemed so far off when I first started reading your blog ten years ago. How did we get here so fast? Hugs.

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