Sunday, June 2, 2013

Graduation Day And What It Means

OK~ Graduation day has come and gone. What an accomplishment for our youngest son. We are proud parents, as I am sure 200 and something other parents are from Mason City High School. The gym had a nice crowd and there were lots of supportive friends and family present. Too supportive from this Mom's point of view.


Call me old, grumpy, or a fun hater; I think it is rude to hoot and holler at high school graduations. Our school Superintendent made it very clear that this is a formal event, not a high school sporting event. Makes me wonder if many in attendance can comprehend anything. As these new graduates walked across the stage, many would holler, whistle, and just make a lot of noise.I wondered what these graduates were thinking. It appeared that many were embarrassed and disappointed.

We are so proud of our son and his accomplishments. He worked to graduate from high school, it was not all fun and games for him. He took the whole ceremony in stride. Yes, he moaned and groaned about wearing a gown, hat, and tassel.



I think he looked pretty sharp, don't you? I liked how our high school Principal talked out passion. I think it is important for kids to find their passions and go for it. Whatever that "it" is. The "it" is different for everyone. He also talked about making use of every moment, which hit home with most people in the audience. He referred to the time spent planning a graduation ceremony, the birth of a pre-mature baby, and how important it is to make the best use of time and make a positive difference in our world.

The Class President spoke of rain and how it can be positive. Funny thing- we've had a super wet Spring here in Iowa, and we had sunshine today. What a beautiful day for a high school graduation.

So, a new chapter begins! The "Happy Dance" happened and it's time to enter into a new adventure of a lifetime. Congratulations, Garrett, and all of the 2013 Graduates out there. But, before that new adventure began, we had to tackle the parking lot!



How do people act at graduations at your local high school? Do they treat it like a sporting event or is it a more formal affair? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the hooting, hollering, and whistling. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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