We recently attended the girls recital. Leighanne sang a few songs, and Sara and Hannah played the piano. It was so exciting to see our girls experiencing so many firsts. They are both quick studies and played beautifully. Leighanne also performed well with her trio.
Here's a few pics from the night . . .
|Leighanne getting ready to sing.|
|Hannah and Mrs. Sally|
Sara getting ready to play.
Our 3 girls with Mrs. Sally (We love you Mrs. Sally!)
Austin's last Inspection in JROTC.
Yes--it was another of our "lasts" with Austin. You know--this is the last time he'll _________________ .
I'm trying to enjoy all of these events ( and I AM), but somewhere in all of this is the underlying knowledge that the days are quickly passing by--and off to boot camp he will go.
I'm so proud of Austin and the young man he has become. A tiny part of me wants to hold back the clock, and let things stay the same. But the realistic part of me knows that instead I will open up the doors and release him, knowing that he's ready to move on to the next phase in his life.
And so, I will try really, really hard to enjoy these "lasts" with Austin.
|Austin's girlfriend Taylor is on the back row in the middle. The Choir sang to begin the event.|
|Austin is on the left side, 3rd from the front. (tallest one)|
|I just love it when the flags are presented.|
|The Senior JROTC Class of 2012|
|Ben and Austin|
|Austin and Me|
|Sara and Austin|
|My handsome guy!|
Enjoy your days--don't wish them away!