Tuesday, May 20, 2008

There Was No Blood

Despite not having seen or talked to certain ex-in-laws for 19 years, and despite a bit of fear and trepidation, I can attest that indeed, there was no blood.

Number One Daughter's graduation was swell.

Of course, there may have been one or two glitches here and there.

Such as...one lost cellphone, a missing camera, driving around at 10 p.m. the night before graduation in order to find pitchers for the sangria, one incredibly overpriced "barbeque," some tears, lots of standing around, one regatta, trying to save 18 seats by myself, the bf having to go back to get the missing camera and recover the lost cellphone and getting stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic so missed the graduate's processing into the stadium, some rain, some sun, more rain, tons of rain, a lovely dinner, some toasts that I hope will forever bury some hatchets, and lots of love.

The graduate, her mom, and her dad

NOD and the BF

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Thanks to E for the photos! Especially appreciated since someone left her camera cord somewhere in Philly...

14 comments:

LBTEPA said...

Awwww

21stCenturyMom said...

Congratulations to NOD! Well done!

And congratulations to her Mom for helping her through it all!

peter said...

Ya got her all the way through, Jeanne! Congratulations.

Seeing you and the ex, standing in the same pix for the benefit of the child, shows me that maybe there is a tiny sliver of hope for "the family" in our society after all. Good job agsain, Jeanne!

Susan said...

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone! And great pics.

J, you must be super-proud!!!! And you surely impressed the hell out of them!

Neese said...

Congrats what a wonderful occasion! Glad you saw it through despite some fears!

LBTEPA said...

btw NICE OUTFIT :)
And sincerely darl, well done for keeping on trying with the family - it can be so thankless for such a long time and then something like this can 'bury those hatchets forever' as you said. ((HUGS))

LBTEPA said...
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Neese said...

:)

Vickie said...

Another memorable occasion.

Juls said...

:D

David said...

The ex looks so much older than his ex.
He must have been a cradle robber.

I think I will get to miss #1 Son's West Point graduation a year from now. Less stress and family! Phew.
Details at another time.

Anne said...

Congratulations to both you and your daughter. It takes more than most people realize to get a child across that stage. Glad to read another success story, especially if you managed to find those sangria pitchers in the middle of the night.

Bex said...

Congrats to D and her proud parents! A great day for the M family.

Jade Lady said...

Congratulations - you are beaming! Sucha very special event. Sounds like you had quite a "hectic" night, but in the end, it all fell into place.