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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Graduation Day

My oldest has her graduation from nursing school tonight. Just hours after the stressed out thing takes her last final. Why is it when you have something special coming up and all that there has to be a power outage somewhere and my husband doesn't even get to come home at all last night. It is 6:00 am and he is still not home and I have no idea when he will get home if they will release him. I swear this happens before every vacation or big day we have planned.

So I am up at 4:30 am realizing he is not here still and always just a little worried about him. I am used to this sort of thing after 23 years of it but I will be tired today and he will be in a walking coma. I pray he gets sent home to have a nap and be able to somewhat enjoy what we have waited 21 years for. A child to be raised and done. I know she is not done but she has met a huge goal and I feel so very pleases as punch inside for her and for us so I just want him here and rested so we can savor that small moment when they call her name  and I get to place that pin on her scrubs. Thanking God for this special day in our lives. I am a bit weepy. Wish my folks were here. I miss them for the big things. She is named after my mom you know. There will always be a bond there between them. Okay lack of sleep is making me emotional. I will post pics tomorrow. We will be the family with the bags under our eyes.

Finally he came home and is tucked into bed for a little shut eye before the ceremony tonight. Thank God. I think I was a little emotional earlier. I am always worried when he is out for long hours on no sleep. Thanks for listening to me.


Olive Cooper said...

Congrats to her and I know nursing is not easy. So glad he made it home.

Terra said...

I am happy he made it home and got some rest, and congratulations to your daughter, nursing is a difficult degree to attain.

Debbie said...

How exciting! I know this is a special time for you and you must be very proud of your daughter. Hope all goes well and everyone is there to enjoy!

Kris said...

I am so glad he got home!! Congratulations to your daughter, and to the two of you as well! I always say that successful children do not happen on accident. There is some fine parenting behind it!!!

Kerin said...

Oh... so glad that your husband made it home.
I'm certain that he is just as relieved as you all are.

Congrats to your daughter!
What an accomplishment; to work towards a goal and realize that goal.

Janie said...

Congrats, enjoy. Hope all goes well.

Ypu must be so proud, Janie

Holly said...

Congrats to your daughter and to the both of you for raising such an amazing young woman. Enjoy tonight!

acorn hollow said...

It is so exciting when a child graduates college. When we went to our daughter graduation she took one look at us and fell into tears.
And said "What do I do now there is no more school in my life?"
Oh to have such worries:)
So glad your husband is getting some shut eye before the big night.
enjoy every minute of it.

acorn hollow said...

It is so exciting when a child graduates college. When we went to our daughter graduation she took one look at us and fell into tears.
And said "What do I do now there is no more school in my life?"
Oh to have such worries:)
So glad your husband is getting some shut eye before the big night.
enjoy every minute of it.

laurie said...

Oh Elaine I'm shedding a tear for you as well, you must be so proud, i'm so glad your hubby made it home to be there for this wonderful moment, I think your mum and dad although not in physical form will be watching from heaven, I can't wait to see the photos! Congratulations to you beautiful daughter!

NanaDiana said...

Glad the hubster made it home and congratulations on your daughter's graduation. I am so glad that she has made it through...and YOU KNOW that your parents are beaming in Heaven- xo Diana

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Congrats to your daughter on her big day and congrats to you and hubby for a job well done. It's so bittersweet to watch them walk down that aisle and graduate. I cried when Chablis graduated from college 2 weeks ago - Where did the time go?

Becka said...
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Becka said...

Hi Elaine-
I toured your blog home, and fell in love! First of all your 50's kitchen is amazing. Just as I always believed- if you keep it long enough the fashion will return. Your chicken coop is adorable. I love your Frugal Tips and Helpful Hints.
I'll visit again.
Enjoy your graduate!
Becka-- aka-- The Girasole Lady
(p.s. oops- i think i removed my first comment in error)

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Enjoy the moment. You should be very proud of her. One down and three to go...

Ms. Redo said...

So glad he got home in time to sleep some. Congratulations to your daughter, I know you are so proud of her and the fine young lady she's become. And I totally understand the emotions you're going through - I get scared when my husband works those extremely long hours, I'm afraid for him to drive home, afraid he'll fall asleep in the car. So I'm sending a big hug to you, dear friend, and hope you get some rest tonight. Mary

Susan said...

Hi Elaine....Oh, SO glad all turned out well. Congratulations to your girl and you and your hubs for the wonderful accomplishment. Hope all goes beautifully tonight. Then, sweet sleep. Susan

LV said...

Congratulations to your daughter! I am glad everything worked out

Micupoftea~ said...

What an accomplishment...congrats to your new nurse in the family! Exciting. Since you live in So Ca, did you happen to feel the earthquake yesterday centered in Yorba Linda? We did...nice little 4.1 jolt. Happy Father's Day~

Claudia said...

Of course you are emotional! This is a big deal. Congratulations to your daughter on her achievement.


corners of my life said...

Glad there was a happy ending to your story. I am sure the graduation was a great family event.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Please give your daughter my congratulations! I still can remember the day I graduated from nursing school. The adventures that lie ahead for her are amazing!

Cindy said...

Hi Elaine,
I hope and pray everything goes well at the ceremony and you will be so proud and happy when it's all over.
Congratulations to your smart daughter and all the best to her.
Hugs, Cindy

It's All Connected said...

This is such an exciting day for you that I bet you both get a second wind and enjoy it! Congrats to your daughter and to both of you! ~ Maureen

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Elaine -- CONGRAULATIONS to you all -- a HUGE accomplishment -- you should be very proud :)

Next step, state boards :)


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Well I for one think that Mr. Sunny looks pretty darn good in the photos considering his lack of sleep! :D

Y'all are a *pretty* family.