Evan graduated high school. The Little Guy. Mighty Mouse. Evan Schmvan with the Meatball Butt. I can't believe it. Where did the time go? That amazing little man that I held for the first time almost 18 years ago. The little boy I took everywhere. To Minnesota and Canada. Movies. Dinner. Shopping. Sleepovers. That amazing little boy that had my heart from day one. He is now ready to go to college.
I often feel badly that once Megan came I didn't quite have so much time for him. Then when Abby, Brigid, and Caroline came, Evan had to go to the end of the line. I missed a lot of his growing up time. Lost track of some of his life as he got older. There is always guilt. (I'm me. Can't help it).
I think Evan is an amazing young man. He leaves for college in August. EKU. He'll be hours away. And I will feel sad that he is gone. I think this young man will go far if he sets his mind to it. Farther than I think he is aware of. That old cliche holds true:
Evan, the world is your oyster.
FYI: Evan graduated on June 5th. What would have been my Dad's 72nd birthday. I know Papa was beaming from Heaven.
Congrats. I love you.
Brigid in back, Marissa, Ana, and Abby
Getting engraved dog tags
Evan, Ana, and Erik-such a beautiful family (Cindy, where in the heck were you in this pic?)
Megan, Evan, me, Brigid, Abigail, and Caroline
(poor Megan always looks so cute in her pics and then there are the squirrelly girls)