Peach State says: Stepping Into Adulthood

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The experience is unlike any other. Another year of school has come to an end creating a new set of graduates…each of them eager to take the chances and paths ahead of them…leaving their childhood behind and Stepping Into Adulthood!

Pomp and Circumstance plays over and over again, in a vicious circle, until it echoes in your head. Young men and women dressed in ceremonial cap and gowns as tassels bounce and sway with each choreographed step. Family and friends gather to watch with memories tearfully filling their head.

“I remember when..”.

“My baby is all grown up….”

“It happened so fast…”

If they don’t hear these statements they’re thinking them.

The speakers stand nervously to motivate and encourage this new collection of excited minds. The world is the limit and nothing is out of reach for this collective. Finally the roll call of names begins and your heart begins to beat furiously inside your chest. It seems to drown out the announcer but robotically you stand as those around you stand and wait, walk, wait, walk and wait…

That’s my name…walk…smile…shake with right…reach with the left…turn…walk off stage…BREATHE!

Somewhere in the distance you can hear well wishes and cheers…and then it hits you!

I need a job! A good one…and college…and MONEY!

Welcome to Adulthood!.

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2013…Well Done!

(In honor of my dearest friends and their graduating son!)

Have a great day!

Peach State

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About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on May 25, 2013, in Children, friends, Just Between Cousins, musings, parenting and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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