Commencement 2014

It all happens so quickly…. almost without being aware of it.  One day your child is born, your entire life changes.

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Acts of selfishness are now acts of selflessness.  It’s really quite peculiar how things happen at such lightening speed.  I remember cutting the cord and welcoming my first born son into the world.  I remember changing his diaper and feeding him for the first time.  Then he took his first steps, and got his first haircut.  Sucked his thumb.  Had his first Birthday.

I blinked and he was on the bus to kindergarten.  Joined his first soccer team.  Played a video game.  Sang a song, and laughed and loved.  Won an award.  Cried.  Rejoiced.

Went to his first dance, had his first date.  First kiss.  Got his drivers license.

Blink again, it’s graduation day.

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Where has all of the time gone?  He grew up and is ready to head out into the world on his own.  I can only hope that the lessons I taught him on life and love and learning will help.  I am turning him out into the world to succeed on his own.  Head to college.  Live a successful and productive life.  Relax son, although you are entering a new phase in life, I will always be your Dad, and I will always be here for you.  To lean on, to learn from.

Congratulations son, on a very successful High School career.  NC State awaits, and will be lucky to have you.

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6 thoughts on “Commencement 2014

  1. Pretty damn scary how time flies past …? It’s also a little sad but that’s life:) congrats to you and your son.. Without you showing him the way I’m it wouldn’t have been the same..

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