Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's a Done Deal

It's us!  

After a whirlwind week of activities, the man-child of the house graduated this past Friday.  

Creative and intelligent, he has been a true challenge to raise.  He was our practice baby and put our newly founded parenting skills to the test.  So many of our friends have been sad to see their children graduate high school, but I have felt true celebration as we finally met this milestone.  

What does the future hold for him?  At this time, he remains undecided.  

Yet, an infinite road of possibilities awaits his footsteps. 


"You're time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.  Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And, most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."  

Steve Jobs    


61 comments:

  1. Congratulations. I wish him all the best, and I hope that whatever path the chooses it will the one he is most satisfied with.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Congratulations and best wishes for a future full of opportunities-

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  3. Congrats to your son! I wish him all the best for his future. Pretty family photo! Happy Sunday!

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  4. Congratulations! you, as parents, have done your job well...Best wishes, the world awaits...

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  5. He is to be congratulated, and so are his parents! Hope he finds just the right thing for him in his future.

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  6. Congratulations! It is a bit of relief when you get them to this point in life. Best wishes to him as he finds his path.

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  7. Congratulations! It is a bit of relief when you get them to this point in life. Best wishes to him as he finds his path.

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  8. Congrats and best wishes. Great portrait shot!

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  9. Congratulations to you and your son. Best wishes for his future. They grow up fast, don't they?

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  10. how awesome. congratulations to all of you (although he does not seem to be celebrating much in this photo.) :)

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    1. Teresa, he hates to have his picture taken. So, in some ways, I suppose it was a painful night for him :)

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  11. Congrats to SON, Mom and Dad! Job well done. The story continues...

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  12. Congratulations to your son and to you and his father. Great family shot!

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  13. Great Steve Jobs quote . . . Congratulations to your son and to you as parents!

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  14. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to your son! And to you and your husband for raising such a fine young man. Do let us know what he decides to do next. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. A wonderful milestone with a world of possibilities ahead!

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  16. Congratulations to all of you!

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  17. Congratulations! I will admit I was sad when my girls graduated but it has turned out all right as time as passed. ;))

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  18. Congrats to your Son, great job!!!! Francine.

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  19. How wonderful! Love the family photo!

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  20. What a beautiful family photo but the man child is not smiling ;)

    Steve was a genuisis, thank goodness he followed his own advice!!

    Congrats!!

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  21. Congratulations to him......... This is a milestone .....and now he is ready for the next one. Michelle....you have a beautiful family.....so sweet.

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  22. awww, I love your family photo...great looking family and you, my little friend, look almost as young as your handsome son.
    Congratulations to him and.....wishing him so much luck.

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  23. Beautiful family...congratulations to you all...it is a family accomplishment getting kids through school...I'm sure he will find just the right path to take...he has a good foundation...

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  24. Congratulations to your son! (and too you, for raising him! :) ) We'll be doing the same thing this week...had the grad party tonight. It's hard to believe how fast time goes!

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  25. Oh such a beautiful family photo and such a fantastic journey awaits. Our son, our oldest of 4-challenged us, and took me to the edge of mankind and back many times and today I am proud to say he served in the army, has his PHd and a precious family.
    Wishing your son the very best in life!
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you, Jemma! Parenting is certainly challenging!

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  26. Ich wollte einfach einen netten Gruss hinterlassen. Bin eben auf die
    Seite gestossen. cara membuat blog

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  27. A great family picture, my compliment to your son!

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  28. i am not sure i have ever seen the whole family together .... too fun!! Congrats!! i bet you are thinking - oh just yesterday he was born. time flies. you guys every every single second. writing it down and keeping those memories. have a blast!! i still remember the day i graduated from high school and college. so fun!! ( :

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  29. Your feelings mirror mine when our son graduated two years ago. Congratulations to him and what a lovely family!

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  30. Love your perspective and congratulations to all.

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  31. Congratulations! It is a awesome milestone to reach, and I'm glad he is taking his time to declare the direction of his his future. That takes a lot of backbone and patience as I am sure he has had to field all sorts of "So now what are you going to?" in the past year. I'm sure he's well familiar with Dr. Seuss' Oh the Places You'll Go! book ;-) Can't wait to see just where he will go.

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    1. Lana, he has fielded many, many of those questions! He will figure it all out!

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  32. Félicitations !!! (Still not smiling, huh?!! :-))

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    1. My son really dislikes having his picture taken. Though he did actually smile almost all night :)

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  33. Congrats! Most of the time even if they do know (think) they know what to be at this age, most of the time it changes again lol. Congrats again!
    -Lisa

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  34. Congratulations on this accomplishment. Love the look on his face...geez do we really need to do this?

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    1. Precisely! lol He does not like to have his picture taken, so part of the night was painful for him :)

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  35. Congrats! My oldest is walking on Wednesday, so I am right there with you, Mama! Love to all...

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  36. What a wonderful photo. Congrats to your son. So much to look forward to. xo Laura

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  37. A beautiful family portraiture. And Congratulations.

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  38. Congratulations, Michelle - to him and to you two as his leaders and guide. I love the Steve Jobs quote. He was an amazing visionary. Thanks for the fun and simple compliment.
    ♥renae

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  39. Congratulations to your son on his graduation! He has many possibilities ahead to explore and decide upon in good time. I wish him much success and happiness!

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  40. Congratulations to your son! It is an important milestone.

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  41. Such a big milestone - congratulations to your son! Love the sweet family photo <3 !

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  42. Congratulations to the graduate!

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  43. Congratulations! I used to tell my kids ( I was an art teacher back in the dark ages) that just like oil paintings and water colors are different, they are both beautiful. There will be many right choices for him to chose from...so much to look forward to!

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  44. Congrats ronyiur son on this milestone and the quote was very appropriate, Michelle. Even those of us who have made our life choices sometimes stop and wonder about what's the next step to take. Nice to see your family together as well.

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  45. Congrats to your son and the whole family, Michelle!
    ~

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  46. What a good looking family you have, Michelle. Good luck to the elder child in whatever he chooses to do. I'm sure you will let us know.

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