Kids do move along their continuum and eventually graduate from school. There is also a graduation day of sorts for parents. The time when they hand over the reins of the day to day to these former infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, tomboys, tweenager and finally adults. Even if adulthood is conferred by government decree, not behavior.

I think my daughter is as ready as she can be. I am mostly sure of my readiness. The future for her is largely limited by her imagination. For me the future is less open and pointed at an inevitabilty I don’t yet grasp fully or comfortably. But, I’m not alone in my journey. Happily I have friends and family to join me. Today I graduate to a freer life.

Here’s to what’s coming down the pike!