Saturday, May 30, 2009


I have a few minutes and thought I would post some pictures of my wonderful son on his graduation. This picture is of my parents and the graduate. They drove to Illinois from Upper Michigan to be here for the big day!
The picture of the handsome men in my life! They all hold a very special place in my heart.

They truly do love each other. They may give each other grief from time to time but they have shared a special bond this past year going from college to college search for the right school for my son to play college football at. I envied that bond from time to time but I am glad they were able to share it. It is something they will have fond memories of.

Mom and Dad with the graduate. Love this picture. And I thought the dress was just perfect for the occasion. Thanks Pam so much for you help picking it out.

The special girls in my life!! We are all unique in our own way and share a closeness only special girls can fill. I will truly miss my daughter this fall when she also heads of to school.

Oops! Didn't realize that I had already download this one. Grandma and Grandpa with their oldest grandson and now a graduate.

So glad we were able to have this picture taken because once they head off to school our time together will be limited. It is so hard to believe that this time has already come. It seems like just yesterday they were little sitting in my lap. Oh that makes me so SAD! got a little teary eyed for a minute.

Here I am with the two most important people in my life. The two that I strive for each and every day to be my very best. I treasure both of them and am honored to call them my children.

Me and my "little" boy. I told him today in his card that he will always be my little boy. Today I often reflected on the wonderful journey we have shared together and I look forward to supporting him 100% on his journey to come.

One last picture of my two great kids!
It has been an emotional day. I have not focused on food and have eaten what I have choose maybe not the best choices but I am OK with that. Tomorrow is a new day.
To all who still have smaller children cherished every moment because this day will come before you know it. Hug them and kiss them and tell them you love them often.
My son, Steve who graduated today. He will be attending college and Truman State University in Missouri and will be playing college football. He is a great son and I am honored to be his mom.

It has been a hard year for our family but we stay strong and bonded and nothing can break that. Our love and support for each other continue to keep us hopeful for the future!!


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Kathi, what a wonderful family you have and what a special day!

And I just HAVE to say...whoa, look at those guns, girl!!! I want your arms!!!!

Weight Watchers Chic said...

What a great day! Looks like a fabulous celebration! Congratulations!

David Showers said...

A beautiful family.

Our one and only daughter (who is now 20) moved out about a month ago. The house feels so empty.

I completely understand what you mean about time going fast. My daughter is a wonderful young woman, but I miss my "little girl".

gale said...

Thanks for sharing pics of such a special day! You have a great family!