Wordless Wednesday – Cap and Gown #ww

This is what is happening tonight. My first born is graduating from high school! *tears* I know I haven’t been around much on the blog or online. Graduation is really getting to me! It’s so hard to see him in this cap and gown and I can barely believe that my son is no longer a high school student! He has been accepted to our local college, he has received just about enough in grant money to pay for his first year of tuition. Today just marks a new chapter in all of our lives!


Last Wednesday, Tom also graduation from Vo-Tech school where he has been studying Art & Design for business. These are so blurry because I was trying to clap and shout and take photos at the same time :) 

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It’s been a long road and while we have had our struggles as a family over the past year — life is going to be okay! I just know my son will succeed at whatever he chooses to do in life. We are so very proud of you Thomas!

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  1. 1

    Congratulations, Thomas!!

    PS: I love the pinkish-red hair! :D

  2. 2

    Congratulations!! What an awesome year for your family :)

  3. 3

    Congratulations to him, and those are awesome pics!!

  4. 4

    Oh how handsome! Congratulations to Tom!

  5. 5

    Congratulations!! I love the red hair!

  6. 6

    Congratulations! Totally love the red hair! Jake rocked a red mohawk when he was younger, it was awesome.

  7. 7

    A big congratulations to him! Graduation is such a bittersweet time for everyone.

  8. 8

    Congratulations. What an accomplishment for him and you (you did have something to do with it, after all ;)).

  9. 9
    Carolyn G says

    YAY! Congrats to Thomas

  10. 10

    Awww what a great post. Congratulations to him and his future.

  11. 11

    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment! My oldest graduates next June and I’m already NOT believing it!

    Your son’s hair is awesome. My daughter had the same color a few months ago!

  12. 12

    Congrats to your son! What a young man he is now… PS ILOVE HIS HAIR!

  13. 14

    congrats to him!!

  14. 15

    Congratulations to him, I bet he will enjoy the challenge of college

  15. 17

    Congratulations to your son! You must be very proud of him. My eldest is 8 so any graduations seem such a long way off. I bet they’ll come round so quickly though!

  16. 18

    First of all – CONGRATULATIONS to him! That is so amazing, and good for him on the grant money. That rocks! Secondly, LOVE the hair!

  17. 19

    Very happy and sad for you. It’s exciting and heartbreaking at the same time knowing they are all grown up.

  18. 20
    Beatrice Gevin says

    I guess time doesn’t slow down. It seem to fly by so fast in a blink of an eye. Congratulations, to my grandson, Thomas!! So very proud of you and all you have accomplished! Now the world is yours to search and to fine what life has to offer ! I want to you wish you the best that life has to offer! Good Luck and God Bless, love. Grandma Bea.

  19. 21

    Congrats to your son on his graduation and accomplishments!

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