Brandon is a high school graduate now.
(this is where I would have posted a picture of him
had I thought to even take one.
I'd planned to 'desensitize'
by watching his video / slideshow
over and over
With the crazy week we had,
that never happened.
I was not at all
and could very easily have sobbed through the whole thing.
Not wanting to be a blubbering mascara-smeared mess
when we went on stage to give him his diploma,
I sucked it up.
We fed about 50 people lunch after the graduation
and I was repeatedly filled with gratitude
for the room full of people who have loved my son
and poured into his life.
(huge thanks to everyone who pitched in to help,
especially our beloved Montgomerys!)
Brandon - I love you.
I'm proud of you.
I am so happy to have had you home all these years.