Monday, May 24, 2010

Graduation! 3 down 2 to go...

My middle kiddo graduated on Friday. Must have been just last week that I took this photo of him when he was a super hero of some sort. He really is a super hero in my eyes despite the fact that he calls me Ma as if we were The Beverly Hillbillies. This is the same kid who refused my friendship on Facebook, and then took all the credit when I created MidChix.

He is one of those quietly caring people whose primary goal seems to be hiding those tender feelings from prying eyes-especially his family's. But I have had little glimpses of the real him. Fiercely loyal, painfully honest, fanatically informed. With a brain that computes quicker than his T3 calculator, he can intimidate with his command of numbers and concepts. But that same brain can empathize with the frustration of a three year old whose brain works in a unique and mysterious way.

I am blessed to have him in my life...even if he would never let me say that to his face. So I'll whisper it here-don't tell though.

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  1. Love this! What a sweet boy! Mama G must be proud!

  2. Each of your 5 is a complete individual, but this one, even more so. Looking forward to the stories of his various endeavors at school.

  3. Coming over from The Girl Creative New Friend Friday. Congrats on the graduate.

  4. How cute! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday. I signed up to be your follower.

  5. Here from BHF and wanted to say hi.
    Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
    I have lots of great giveaways going on.
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  6. New follower from New Friend Friday- please follow me back at a

    Happy Friday!!

  7. I can't even think of my little Potato graduating. I am hoping to build my time machine so that he can always stay a baby! Want to help? I am a follower now.

  8. Following you back...thanks for stopping by!
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    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

  9. Hi Gretchen!

    Awww thank you so much for the super sweet comment you left about Venti moving out! You can relate with me which helps!! Won't it be strange though not having your 2 with you at the beach? I guess you are right and you just have to have fun when you are together!!

    I wanted to invite you to join the Over 40 Bloggers List!! Take a look and join in the party!!

    Have a super night!