Guess what came in the mail this weekend?
Two, count them, TWO graduation certificates!
You would think this would be big news, but nobody even told me about them. In fact, the Dog Walker has had his for over 48 hours and he just barely brought it in for me to see. The way I found the one for Princess was by picking it up off the floor in the office. Thank goodness it was still in its protective cardboard sleeve.
I know they are just pieces of paper, but they are definitely a major trip down memory lane. It's sort of like looking at a picture of your child when they have graduated from preschool and then how they look walking into their first day of middle school. There is so much growth that took place during the earning of that diploma; so much sweat and even a bunch of tears.
I remember the first classes for the Dog Walker. He was so nervous about doing it wrong and he didn't know what to expect. We registered for half online and half in the classroom because I wanted him to experience college life with the scholarship so generously given from Salt Lake Community College. He was unsure and afraid, still a boy in so many ways.
That was 3 years ago. Same thing with Princess. She was just getting into the swing of things
when she decided she wanted to earn her Associates degree while she was still in high school. I don't think she had any idea how much work that would take; how many activities she would have to miss, even a family vacation so that she could graduate with a 4.0 and High Honors.
I'm so proud of these two. It's way more than just a couple of pieces of paper. And tomorrow, I will get them into frames and add them to our growing wall of fame.