May 16, 2010

I had looked forward to this day for years. But I didn’t end up doing what I thought I was going to do.

I didn’t put on a cap and gown and a lilac hood. I didn’t cross the stage holding a diploma. I didn’t shake anyone’s hand, and no one called me “doctor”. I didn’t smile for any pictures with my classmates.

But you know what I did do?

I woke up and brought Caroline into bed and listened to her sing-song “ma-ma! ba-by! da-da!” while she played with my hair. I tickled her tummy and laughed when she laughed. I took her grocery shopping and read her books. We passed toys back and forth and learned to say “tank-yoo”. I kissed her forehead and rocked her in the glider while she laid her head on my chest.

All in all… it wasn’t graduation day, but it was still an awesome day. And I’ll still get that diploma in exactly one year.

And in the meantime? I’ve got my baby.

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  1. by MSLibLady

    On May 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    And a cute baby at that!

  2. by Emily

    On May 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    She is SO adorable. I love those pants!

  3. by Troy & Amy

    On May 17, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Yes – I agree too!!! A very cute baby!!!Love the positive attitude! That's the spirit girly! Focus on what you DO have and what you want will come.

  4. by Kylie Mc

    On May 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    beautifully put! :)

  5. by Josee

    On May 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    AWW! That totally made me tear up! Awesome post :-)

  6. by Eris1995

    On May 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Her hair is getting SO long!

  7. by edmo

    On May 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    And she's a pretty cute little detour.

  8. by MJS

    On May 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Yeah! You'll get the diploma, but in the meantime (and in the long run), Caroline is infinitely better! :) Great post, Julia!

  9. by Merks

    On May 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    You have the cutest baby EVAR. And this time next year there will be a rave full of us there to meet you after you get that diploma.

  10. by litanyofbritt

    On May 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    College will be there forever. Babies don't keep. :)

  11. by MrsAstor

    On June 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Just found your blog (love, love, love!) I had to stop and tell you how adorable your little one is!