so proud

Today my "little" brother is graduating from high school. Its hard to even wrap my head around that. Hard to imagine that this little baby:

Has grown up into this handsome, funny, smart, sarcastic man:

I absolutely could not be more proud of him then I am right now.
He has become such an amazing person, so great to be around. When I see pictures of him and his friends, I get a little teary knot in my stomach. Its so neat to think about the guy he's become, and I can't wait to see all that he accomplishes at American this fall... and in all the years to come.

These are days you’ll remember
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be warm as this
And as you feel it,
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky
It’s true that you
Are touched by something
That will grow and bloom in you*

Travis and I are heading up to Lehigh University this afternoon to watch him get his diploma. Then we'll head out to dinner with family. I'm sure I'll have pictures to share with you... and I'm sure I'll be teary eyed in most of them. He's embarking on such an amazing him in his life. And I can't wait to see it all through his eyes.

These are days
These are the days you might fill
With laughter until you break
These days you might feel
A shaft of light
Make its way across your face
And when you do
Then you’ll know how it was meant to be
See the signs and know their meaning*

Enjoy ever second of what is to come. The time flies by so quickly, and before you know it you'll be a grown up with a job and a mortgage (not that that is so horrible...). College is amazing and you will learn so much, not just from books, but about yourself. I'm a little jealous that you are just starting on this amazing time, I sometimes wish I could go back to it. But it will be even cooler, I think, to watch you experience it for the first time. Be open to all new experiences, with one eye to your goals. There will never be a time in your life quite like this one.

Congratulations on your graduation Ethan! We're so proud of you!

Love forever and ever.
Meegs & Trav

* Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs (These Are Days).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much you two.
    Meegs, I would not be half the person I am today without your constant love, support and friendship. You are an amazing person, the greatest role model imaginable (in guiding a brother through a realistic, often painful, and totally non-Mr. Rogers life), and I hope to end up half the crazy awesome adult you are. I can't imagine having gotten this far without the guidance and hope I have always found in you. I love you so much, and could not imagine another soul on this planet I'd more want to share today's festivities with. Love ya,


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