Monday, 14 October 2013

In a heartbeat

In other news, the last few weeks have seen our eldest daughter graduate from high school. So there have been final assemblies to attend and speeches to be made. She had herself, me and many others in tears! 

She has been blessed with sincerely lovely friends at school, and has many happy memories to take with her as she embarks on an exciting future.

And of course, there was a graduation ball, where all the beautiful, young things dressed up and laughed and danced the night away ...

... leaving their parents huddled in corners, shaking their heads in disbelief at how the years can have passed, and in wonderment that their children have grown into such glamorous and accomplished adults!

I have just dropped her off for her first HSC English exam. It is also her 18th birthday! Ever the optimist, she says she feels sorry for everyone who doesn't have a birthday today, claiming that at least she has something to be happy about!

Best wishes to all the beautiful, young things who are starting their HSC exams today. They will be all over in a heartbeat ... just like the last 18 years!


  1. Congratulations! You should be proud, of her and of yourself. Her success is proof that you have done your job as a parent well. I know just how you feel because my daughter graduated from high school this past spring and is now in her first year at university. How did this happen so quickly???

  2. Beautifully written. I can empathise with much of this. We have one sitting the same exam today.....

  3. Well done! You've seen one through to adulthood, yay! Of course, it doesn't stop here but an achievement none the less, for all of you. Hope the exams go well, I wouldn't go back to those days for anything but I do know they were less important than the life or death I felt at the time. Although she sounds like she already has a better grip on perspective than I did!
    P.S. You make very beautiful children!

  4. Ros, she is gorgeous, so grown up, congratulations you have done an amazing job...

  5. she is gorgeous..............well done just to get thru the exams now..........happy birthday miss..........

  6. She's a beautiful girl; I wish her the best in life.

  7. Beautiful post Ros.
    Hope the week of exams is going along okay....and you had some time for a well deserved birthday celebration for your eldest blossie :)

  8. Good luck to her - sending wishes for a happy future. :D A time filled with mixed emotions - hang in there, Mama!


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