Sunday, June 2, 2013

Can It Really Be??

This afternoon our oldest Grandchild...Driana...received her high school diploma.  She sat with her class...it's a small rural school.  The senior class that's comprised of only 68 students,  did their parents and teachers proud.
Many graduated with honors. 5 are going off to serve our country. One student already has an associates degree he earned from a junior college while he was still in high school. Smart boy! Our Driana had all A's the last 2yrs and she's deciding which college to attend to become a Psychologist.  She also has her license as a beautician  so she can work while going to school..smart girl!
As I watched her receive her diploma I kept picturing her life speeding by since birth...almost like a notepad with pictures that you flip quickly through and see them move...I remember how small she was when she was born..(she's still tiny!) How funny and head strong and smart. Her school days...her basketball games...her love of playing her guitar...her solo she sang at a school program in middle school. Her homecoming dances, proms..and now going off into this crazy world. One that will be better because of her.
So toss your caps!
Thank your parents! Hug your Dad!
Hold that diploma until you trade it for a college degree.
And never lose that smile and enthusiasm for life.  It's all ahead of you. Good luck honey!



20 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Heaven! I have been there seven times! It's a strange wonderful world..and now there are just two grandchildren to graduate from college...out of 14!
Your memories of her life...I know exactly what you mean. May she always have everything bright and beautiful!

Cheltz said...

Congrats! That first 18 years seemed so long for me, but so short for everyone else!

Sush said...

Oh my goodness! How proud you must be! Congrats to all the family and much love to you...it's always a heart tugging moment when we see our loved ones reach another milestone!
Hugs~
PS...She's just gorgeous~

Kerri said...

What a sweet post Yaya...I can feel how proud you are of your grandaughter bursting through this post. What a great idea of getting her cosmetology license while still in high school so she can make money while going through college! Smart girl indeed!
Congratulations to Driana!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hello, dear friend YaYa, and congratulations to Driana on this important milestone. Based on your description of her interests and accomplishments I can clearly see that your beautiful granddaughter is well on her way to realizing her dreams whatever they might be. You got it right at the end of the post when you reminded Driana that a winning smile and an enthusiastic attitude will open many doors for her. Have a wonderful week, dear friend YaYa!

Kim said...

Another great milestone. They seem to go from play school to graduation in the blink of an eye. I had to laugh at the last 2 pictures with the 2 little boys photo bombing her

Vicki Boster said...

She's a beautiful girl-- what a wonderful occasion. You have every right to be SO proud. It scares me to see our babes growing up so fast--- I know she will be a successful young lady and will keep her Grandma proud:)
Vicki

Julia said...

Congratulations to your granddaughter on her graduation. You have every right to be proud of her. I think that she looks like you, very pretty and I love that smile.
I'm wishing her all the best for her future.
Hugs,
JB

Nonnie said...

Congratulations to your Drianna... and your family. What a beautiful young lady she is and wow! she already is a success with those grades, her talent, those plans, and a great family who love and encourage her.

gin said...

Congratulations! what a sweet tribute to the graduate. Wishing Drianna a wonderful future.

111 LaLa Lane said...

There's no better feeling than the pride you feel for your grandchildren. Congratulations to your Drianna. I'm sure she will make this world a better place!

Sue said...

She looks like a great girl...so much life and light in her face.

I wish her well!

=)

Donna said...

These and the pics you showed me today were just gorgeous!! Congrats to a talented girl with a bright future.

Hilary said...

Aww congrats to this darling girl. She has a lot going for her and a lot more ahead of her. Beautiful smile.

Kay G. said...

What a great post! Best wishes to your beautiful smart granddaughter!
She is lucky too, has a grandmother who doesn't show her age ONE BIT!! :-)

Stacy Crawford said...

It doesn't seem like they are old enough...sigh

selvageedge said...

Beauty and brains! Congratulations, Driana. :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Congrats to your Driana. She is just gorgeous and I know you are over the moon happy for her.
Sounds like a very smart young lady who plans ahead.
I wish her all the best and God Bless Her.
Love
Maggie

Munir said...

Congrats and best wishes to Driana. God Bless her.
I am sure you are very proud. I would be too.

Willow said...

Congrats to Driana ,wishing her great success and happiness !