I am telling you - there is so much good about this week, this day, this season that I could nearly burst. First, my oldest son Matt graduated from High School on Sunday. It seems amazing to me that enough time has passed in our lives that he could be graduating. Wasn't it just a short time ago that I was taking him to first grade? What they say is true - time does pass quickly and the older you get, the faster it seems to go. This is a picture of Matt with Rob and me shortly before we left for the ceremony.
495 kids processed across the stage and it was wonderful! The event was outdoors at a music theatre and while we were in a covered pavilion, the air was crisp, the sky was blue the birds were flying about and singing - all was right with the world, for that moment. As the beautiful valedictorian was giving her speech - a well thought out and practiced speech, while I was just about to get teary - I looked up at the rafters and spotted a little bird flying around. For an instant I thought, that bird is going to poop on somebody. Yet I never imagined it would be......... no, not me, thank God but it was Rob. Right on his hand (better than in his hair or on his shirt but still funny!)! I almost burst out laughing - I quickly contained my amusement but for a moment those around me thought - what the heck is the matter with that woman? I was laughing so hard I almost cried but not before I remembered to snap a picture. Have you ever seen the movie with Diane Lane called Under the Tuscan Sun? There's a scene in the movie where she's buying an old villa and a bird poops on her. Yep, it's a sign - a good sign! I'd like to believe it's a good sign for Matt as well - even though the bird pooped on Rob - it was Matt's event so I'm giving the good luck to him.
Tonight was Matt's Eagle Scout Board of Review. This is the official Eagle Scout date - although he's still considered an Eagle candidate until the paperwork comes back from National headquarters. However, today's date will be his official Eagle Scout date and there is nothing left for him to do! Yeah!!!! FINALLY!!!! This was a long time coming and there are a lot of happy memories associated with this journey. His court of honor will be sometime in August and I can't wait for that celebration.
This is a picture of Matt with the folks that conducted his BOR. Thank you so much to each and every one of you! Every one of these people have been important to Matt throughout his scouting career.
This season brings such beauty into our lives. Our Spring has been very cool and all the flowers are loving the sunny, warm but not hot, temps. Here are a few pictures from around my yard.
And finally - stitching. I have not been as productive this spring as I have in past years ~ just too much going on, I guess. But I did finish the June block on the PS SAL and I've made miniscule progress on my ABC Sampler by Primitive Needle. Hopefully now that school is out, activities will slow and I can get more done. Working really does minimize the time I get to stitch and I am happy to have my job but sometimes I do wish I didn't have to work so I could stitch! Yet, in this time of hardship, especially in Michigan (we have the highest unemployment rate in the U.S), I am blessed and thrilled to have such a great job and one that I actually enjoy! That is a blessing!!!