Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Graduate (No, Not That One...)

Hunter graduated from fifth grade today.

Among the feelings of joy and pride in my first-born (he hates it when I call him that ;)) son is just a little bit of sadness.

Just a bit, mind you, but it stems from the fact that Hunter is growing up so quickly.

Here's Hunter on his first day of school, not all that long ago:

And here's today:

Look!  I's edu-mi-cated.  'N stuff...
In the fall, Hunter will attend Western Middle School, a local magnet school for visual and performing arts; he wants to be an artist/video game designer.  I have a feeling that he'll make it, and am really looking forward to watching him take that journey.

But just a little sad, because I'll always remember that little boy who stood on the front deck while his teary-eyed Dad took pictures.

From the boy you were and are, Hunter, to the man you'll be--I'll always be proud of you.

Thanks for reading my ranting, 


  1. i know how you feel. I remember when he was born. Theyy grow up so quickly

  2. Awwwww. Considering the family he comes from, I can't wait to see what he'll do in the future with video games if he continues with that interest. I have a feeling those will be some awesome games. :D