Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rites of Spring, Part 2

Last weekend was busy. In fact, the busy has been nonstop for a while now, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel and I finally have time to post about last weekend.

On Saturday the Fifteenth, Marina turned 17. It seems my oldest child is reaching the end of her official childhood, although I hope she keeps the childlike wonder for many years to come. I remember back to all of those past struggles--sleepless nights, potty training, learning to read, first lost tooth, higher math concepts...The days slipped by and now I am helping her with her latest milestone, college. How time flies!

On the same day, we celebrated Chase's Confirmation.

Kids: May 2010

To me, it is a graduation of sorts. It signifies the end of religious education, he gets the robe and a certificate, and now he is considered an adult in the eyes of the church, responsible for his spiritual life. Here is a picture of him with my mother and the bishop.

Confirmation

My mother sponsored him since his godmother lives in California and we had no time to contact his godfather. I had so much paperwork and meetings between his Confirmation and Sierra's First Communion this year, I'm lucky I remembered anything that wasn't written down.

One more birthday to celebrate tomorrow and May Madness will draw to a close. I wonder how long it will be before I stop waking up panicked thinking there is something I need to do?

2 comments:

Mama Teaching 2 said...

So very much changing in your family!!!! Congrat's on so many milestones.

Kez said...

Glad you're surviving your May madness! Happy b'day to Marina and congratulations to Chase!

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