I'm a Mom of a Graduate!

I'm a mom of a preschool graduate! Yes, I know, it's only preschool but it's a graduate nonetheless and a reason to celebrate and be thankful for the wonderful blessings of my eldest son!

As I helped Jelo put on his white gown and mortar board, I couldn't help but fast forward 13 years down the road to when he'll put his on high school graduation gown. I realized 13 years isn't too far away. This is when the tears began.

As I watched him participate in the processional into the ceremony, I got that lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

I wasn't going to cry as he sang with all his heart during the performances - I couldn't hold back the tears!
Tears of pride welled up in my eyes as he came up to the front of the audience and proudly said, "Hi, my name is Julian Garcia and when I grow up I want to be a doctor!".
And as I was called up to put on his graduate medal and present him his certificate, I tried my best to hold back my tears of joy.
Although my son is only five years old, it's hard for me to think of a time when I didn't have him. He brings me so much joy, although sometimes he drives me a little crazy. He is so smart and loving, and I thank God everyday for such a great little boy. Congrats my Jelo! The entire family is super proud of you! We know you'll be awesome in Kindergarten!