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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"It's just Tetris."














These were some of the snaps I posted on Instagram this weekend—of the drive up to graduation weekend with my husband, daughter, brother, niece and son's best friend, of the graduation itself, of packing up the car with the belongings of not one, but two college kids, of my son, tired and happy at the end of it all. These pictures are fairly random and by no means a complete record. But I want to remember this moment in the life of our family, when it was so piercingly clear to my husband and me that our son, who is named after his father and his grandfather, the third in that fine line, is now a fully made man.


And the title of this post? That's what my daughter insisted when her brother complained that her stuff had taken up all the space in the car, leaving no room to pack his. In fact, there was not enough room, so my son and his dad will head back to Ithaca this weekend to get the rest of his belongings. The silver lining is the bonding time they will have driving there and back, just the men together. And my husband will have the experience of spending the night in the house where our son lived this past year, which our daughter dubiously dubbed "The Bro' House" because there wasn't a woman's touch to be seen anywhere. 

12 comments:

  1. That picture looking down on campus from your hotel room looks to me exactly like a tiny model of a campus. Does it not? Why is that?
    All right. I'm going to admit something. Sometimes pictures of family on people's blogs are nice but, hey! Come on. We're all just humans, right? But your family is just so freaking gorgeous. What's up with that? Has your son always had that same air of cool, of collectedness? Of suaveness? Since he was born? Do women hound him in the streets?

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    1. Dear Mary, you are very kind about my family, even though our son looked a little peaked to me this weekend; I suspect it was the many consecutive nights of partying with his friends. Notice I didn't post any pictures taken INSIDE the Bro House. And dont ask how I've debated with myself about whether to leave up the photo that includes me. But I do think the young people are pretty, as young people in their prime and blush always are. They'll get older like the rest of us. They'll get fatter, lose their hair, their faces will settle, and then I hope that the goodness I see in these children will still shine through. But I think I am rambling. I am still sick and feverish this morning. I think I should go back to bed. xoxo!

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  2. Just wonderful, lovely glimpses into your celebration and your family. Your children are a wonder, so attractive and confident and you can see how much they mean to each other, and how much you mean to them. You've done a fine, fine job.
    Hope you are over the flu and feeling better.

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    1. Mel, thank you, sweet friend. They do mean the world to each other. In that regard, I have been so very blessed.

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  3. great and beautiful family, Congratulations!
    much love to you and yours Dear Angella.
    xxoo

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  4. I can only echo what others have said. Your kids are gorgeous and this was a precious time. Feel better soon.

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  5. Looks like such a wonderful day! Sleep and get well.

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  6. There is something so exceptionally beautiful about you and your family, Angella, and I just can't put my finger on it. Is it the love that you, the mama, radiate? Is the sheer physical beauty of you and your family? Is it the artist's eye that takes the photos? I don't know, but I am grateful to witness it.

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  7. I agree with Ms Moon and Elizabeth too - there is something extraordinary about you and your family. Gorgeous describes it. Classy describes it. Full of love describes it. You have every reason to be so full of pride where your kids are concerned. Sweet Jo

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  8. Happy graduation day!! And that photo of campus ABSOLUTELY looks like a model or a doll house. So pristine!

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  9. Such happiness! Wonderful photos, joyous family. I am so happy for you all!

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  10. I love it!!! Congrats to your graduate! Love the pics, love that the family rallied to celebrate him. Love that we see more of you. Many hugs! Miss A

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