It's a delightful disruption to the schedule, as our friends' children graduate and we attend their parties, and as we prepare to host our own tomorrow morning after daughter Elizabeth graduates.
A recurring theme at high school graduation parties is photo displays. Here's the rough, first stab at a layout...although Elizabeth hasn't seen it yet, so it's prior to the "Dad, please don't put that out there!" screening and editing process. High school graduation photo displays are a rare chance to celebrate a loved one; to celebrate a life still very much being lived.
On the table is a photo I took of Elizabeth about 18 minutes of age:
And another photo of her about 18 years of age, looking as young-adultish as ever:
but my favorite -- the Elizabeth that is kind of frozen in my mind and heart and head -- is the one where she's holding on:
High school graduation accentuates the process of letting go. And let go w…