Graduation - the end of one chapter, time for a new one to begin.
Completely exciting, a little scary. A rite of passage. I'm leaving childhood now - all my friends who have been along side me all these years. On to new achievements, a new level of skill - on my own.
I have not yet been though "the" graduation with my own child. I have been through kindergarten graduation - the sweet beginnings, the excitement to learn, to please. The middle school graduation - the big/cool kids going on to start over once again as the little guy.
I hope for my children is that they become thinkers, to have the tools to figure things out, to take their own path, I want my child to be the one who learns, but not necessarily play the game. I want my child to discover his passion and allow his strengths to define him rather than his weaknesses.
I hope I've laid the groundwork for my children to find Independence that comes with graduation.