Friday, May 10, 2013

Done!

My son just called. He had just completed the final exam of his college career. He said, "Well, I'm done. I am finished with college. I have not a paper, not a test, not another project to do. I am well and truly done."

Time stopped. I am so proud of him, the way he marched right on through these four years, which were not always easy, but he persevered, he rose above, he put his head down and kept at it, and he had some fun in the process, and now he's done. My son, the college graduate, with a bachelors in exercise science and sports psych.

I don't even have words right now. He said, "I have made this call to you eight times, because every semester I call you when I'm done with my last exam, and this time I am making this call to say I am done with college." And he breathed deeply. "You sound happy?" I said. "Ecstatic," he replied.

Here he is, singing. It's the closest I could come to his mood on the phone today. 



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  1. YES!!! Congratulations!!

    The road ahead will be full of such wonderfulness.

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    1. Thank you, NOLA darling! And especially for that good thought!

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  2. What an amazing moment in his life. To come to the end of this time in his life, to have achieved what he set out to do with hard work, perseverance and dedication.
    Congratulations to all of you! May he go on to the next part of his life with great joy.

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    1. Ms. Moon, he seems ready to move on, with no regrets, and isn't that the best? Thank you, dear friend.

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  3. Congratulations to all of you!. I love the photo and can just imagine his joy. He seems like an amazing person (his talents + his compassion) and I believe he will be extraordinarily successful. Sweet Jo

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Jo! I hope the next stage goes as swimmingly as the last, which doesn't mean there will be no rapids ahead, just that he will be able to navigate them!

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  4. Wow 4 years gone by already? I can just hear his sigh of relief. Congrats to him and his parents for their fine example! I hope he slides seamlessly into the next stage of his promising life.

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    1. Deborah, isn't is amazing and unbelievable? I can't quite wrap my mind around it! Love to you and Ron!

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  5. Congratulations on a job well done by all of you! What a wonderful time for him. Anything is possible right now in his life.

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    1. Andrea, indeed it is. Thank you! xo

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  6. Congratulations to the graduate! I can (barely) remember what a relief it was to know college was finished.

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    1. Steve, the curious thing is, I wasn't ready to leave college after four years. It had felt like such a refuge and I had some mastery in that setting, and good friends, and I was sort of sad to see it end. I worried about my son having those feelings, but he does not seem to! he says he's gotten all he can from where he is and is ready to move to what he calls "the real world." he does seem more mature than i was.

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  7. Wonderful, Angella! A moment - a journey - to celebrate! Such a beautiful photograph, too. Congratulations to him and to you for accompanying him as you have, all the way. (I can't believe it's been four years, either!)

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    1. Dear Claire, always so nice to see you here! Thank you! xo

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  8. Oh Angella, what a beautiful moment. Congratulations to you all!
    xxoo

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    1. Thank you, dear Yolie! I love that he called me the moment he was done. He doesn't really know how much that means to me. :)

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  9. That is so awesome and made me grin ear to ear! I can still remember, actually, that moment of finishing college and knowing that I would have no WORK to do. HA!

    Congrats to you, too, Angella -- and to your darling husband.

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  10. Congratulations to your handsome son and Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  11. wow--time has zoomed past! this is perfect & wonderful, angella. i, too, especially love that he called you at that moment. happy mother's day, indeed!

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  12. Congratulations to your son! I, like you, was not anxious to leave college either. Sometimes I still miss it. But it is a wonderful feeling of completion and accomplishment. Have fun celebrating.

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