Tuesday, June 22, 2010
this is one of the many notes i've written this graduation season! so much coming and going and growing and changing everyday...for the parents, the friends, the kids.....young and o1d!
the overwhe1ming part here is that annie has a1ways been just a step ahead of her sister and grace and t.j.........it doesn't seem possib1e that our days of high schoo1 can go by at 1ightning speed....then again, it does.
it has been an emotiona1 few weeks! for 1ots of parents i know...and kids too!
First, congratulations Annie! How awesome are you? From Montessori to Choate, you've had the energy and discipline and desire to keep striving for your best! We've watched you all the way. Since we've known you, you have had a sweet smile and warm hello! Your spirit is one of your greatest gifts!
This is an exciting time in your life! You'll have even more incredible opportunities available to you at such a fine college. It will be thrilling for us to see where each new door you open will lead! We already know that one of the first open doors will be at Saks or Sephora!
It's an added bonus to have New York City to call home. The lifelong friends from college were bonus gifts. New York City life gave me some of the greatest experiences of my life! Life lessons from college and the city life gave me the strength, energy and hope in me today. That's not including the people who made each experience more memorable and powerful.
As with any path, there were bumps, blast offs and mix ups along the way. Each unexpected detour took me on the road less traveled which led me to Biff and start our family, blessings greater than i could have dreamed. Saturday will be our 17th anniversary and I still slip on my wedding dress to celebrate! I wish you the road less traveled...wherever it leads you!
You and are blessed with the love of family! Our Montessori family led us to your family where fine friendships followed! We've all come full circle.
Annie, our family wishes you dreams, adventures and accomplishments greater than you imagine. May your circles continue to grow!
With love and joy and giant hugs,