This past Friday, my daughter graduated Cum Laude from York University with a Bachelor in Design. Convocation was a wonderful ceremony, and although there were over 800 graduates, it did not seem long. All the pomp and tradition made it a very memorable occasion, and I almost cried as I watched my daughter cross the stage to shake hands with the Chancellor. I was filled with so much love and pride.
I remember her first day of Kindergarten those many years ago. With a great big smile she waved good bye as she entered the classroom and yelled "bye Mommy". I then walked home in tears. She was so anxious to finally go to school and move on to a new and exciting phase in her life, and I, realizing the same feared that I would not always be there with her; sharing in her experiences.
Graduating from University is another one of life's milestones, and I was honoured and proud to have been able to share it with her.
And this is a photo of my little cutie on her first day of Kindergarten.