This has been one long week of birthdays, graduations and promotions and a visit from my mother in law. I had to share my birthday this year with all my children’s school events. I was glad to do it and only a few even noticed, as the years go by, it seems our birthdays are pushed to the background.
Wednesday started with the graduation of my oldest son, Ryan. He finished high school and some of the longest 18 years now seems to have gone by in a blink. We are so proud of this day and accomplishment.
My middle child, Corey, promoted from Middle school on my birthday and the day started with this little gift from my hubby.
My favorite, good and plentys, whoppers, beautiful flowers and a starbucks card. Also an IOU for dinner and a movie.
Then off to the promotion.
Then the night ended with the 8th grade graduation party, 20 kids with their family’s at a big pool party. As I headed for bed at 10:30 completely exhausted, they called me back into the kitchen for an Ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. We ate it before we got a picture of it.
On Saturday we celebrated all the seniors at our church with a graduation party. It was a full and busy week. One with lots of emotions.
If you notice, one of the dads cut into the cake before we got our pictures. Silly dad. I hope in the next few days to really reflect and maybe even journal all that happened this week and imagine what the future holds.
My favorite verse for this time is Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. This is my prayer for these children.