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Finally able to relax after a week long Cry!!! :(

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Soooo glad this week is over. I've never cried so much in my life. My son graduated from high school Friday night and needless to say, I have been an emotional wreck. I was literally crying all week long.

I went to the bakery to order his cake and cried in the car the whole way home.

Filling out his graduation card, my own words made me cry so hard that I ran into the bathroom and sat on the lid of the toilet and sobbed.

Took him out for a family lunch, my husband made a toast, once again the tears were flowing.

I even was crying while ironing his graduation gown.

But believe it or not, when I watched my oldest child step on that podium and receive his diploma, there were no tears. Strange, I guess I was all cried out. In fact, except for tearing up a little bit during the pomp and circumstance, I was very calm.

Well, I guess my baby is a man now. So, I have two months to enjoy my boy before he leaves for college. Then the crying will begin again..............

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    As I was reading I was thinking...... just wait til she's riding home in the car after she's dropped him off at college. I had all I can do to contain myself when I left my daughter at college. Enjoy him over the summer. It's a tough adjustment but I promise it gets better and they do keep coming back!! Congratulations on graduation!! Nice looking boy! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1774 days ago
    Congrats to him! And I can't even imagine how you must feel. my boy is only 2 mo old! We've got awhile yet!
    1774 days ago
    Oh boy, my daughter graduates in two weeks from high school. I am sure I will be crying my eyes out too! I get all teary eyed just thinking about her going off to college. Congrats to your son as well to you and your husband!

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    1774 days ago
    That grieving is totally normal. Hugs to you. You sound like a wonderful Mom and he will always be your baby, no matter his age. Hang in there. I think you'll be surprised to find how close the two of you will still be. It feels like a loss but in reality it's just a change, and even thought that's so hard, you won't be alone. Good for you for getti g those feelings out and sharing them.
    1774 days ago
  • SARIC3
    I feel your pain. I was a basket case when mine graduated, and when he left for college.... well we won't discuss that right now.

    My youngest starts high school next fall. So this is the start of the 'lasts' for me. We had the last rec game a few weeks ago.
    1774 days ago
    Aww hugs! And congrats to your son!
    1775 days ago
    I feel for you! I'm so glad that you were fine for the ceremony. I hate crying in public! Think graduations are tough, how about weddings? I'm getting better at it, pretty much push all thoughts out of my head for another time or find something funny to think about. Hang in there and be sure that you schedule a night for him to talk to you on the phone while he is away. If it is pre-planned, he will be expecting it and have things ready to report and it won't feel like you are bugging him. If things come up, then it can be rescheduled for another night that week. It is good to stay connected.
    1775 days ago
    You must be so proud of him! And you must be a great mom.
    Congrats to both of you!!!
    1775 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    Congratulations to both you and your son!!
    1775 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    Congratulations! I know that feeling. My oldest graduated from college in May. I cried in the weeks leading up to it, but by the time we were sitting in graduation, I didn't cry at all.

    1775 days ago
    What a handsome soon! Congrats to him...and you.
    1775 days ago
    Spoken like a truly loving and proud mom.....they grow up so quickly... *sigh*
    1775 days ago
    Bless you heart emoticon I totally understand your tears. My only child graduated in 2011 and went of to college 4 months later :O I was in total empty nest syndrome!!!!! Every time he came home for a visit I was in mommy heaven and when he left I was in a depression for a few days. He came home last week to have a simple surgery and I took care of him for a whole week woo hoo mommy heaven. But when he left I did not have the depression I was grateful to for the time I had and I am SO proud of him : ) I promise it will get better it just takes time emoticon
    1775 days ago
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