Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pre-School Graduation


It was a great day. My Son was graduating from preschool.

         All the kids were wearing white men's shirts...backwards. That way they looked like graduation gowns. On their heads they wore paper graduation caps. They sang songs and smiled when parents and grandparents clapped.

It was a great day.
             Only a few months before my Husband came home from a long year in Iraq and we felt so blessed that he was home safe and sound. This day was perfect.

After the songs the teacher handed out the children's home made signs. On these signs (kept secret from the parents) were what they said they wanted to be when they grew up.

The teacher then called out each child's name,  the child would stand and turn the sign around to show what they had chosen.

As you could imagine  one child said he wanted to be a "Policeman"

Another said  they wanted to be a firefighter and turned their sign to reveal a child's drawing of a Firetruck

A little girl wanted to be a doctor, and yet another wanted to be a candy maker. everyone smiled at that one.

The teacher then called my Son's name.

                                                      He stood

                                             And he turned his sign around

In a quiet voice he said...

                                              "I want to be a Dad." 

and there on his sign was a stick figure of  a Dad.  There were many that awwwww'd. There were some that became a bit teary eyed. Me included. I turned to look at my Husband and his face was a bit red and he swallowed hard. It took him by surprise.

His son wanted to be just like him....I can think of no greater compliment.


  1. Is this a true story about what your son did? How wonderful!! A great story!

  2. Oh lord girl you make me cry! Just beautiful!

    P.S. Your family you crack me up!

  3. This is the most precious story, Joanne. I have goosebumps! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is a beautiful story. There could be no greater complement to a Dad as a son that would want to be like him.

  5. Yep the best compliment is when your child wants to be just like you............just goes to show what a great man you hubby is.........

  6. Now......



    Just a second here......

    That was GOOD!
    Now that (even though not on the day) is a FATHER'S DAY of Father's Days.

    Actually brought tears to my eyes and damned if one didn't get away.

    Anything at Anytime

  7. Apparently it didn't take my first comment.




    Just a second........


    That Was GREAT!

    As a Father I have to say -- THAT WOULD RANK at the VERY PINNACLE of FATHER'S DAYS.

    Actually brought tears to my eyes. Damned if one of them didn't leak out.

    TOP NOTCH Post today!

    Anything at Anytime

  8. @ Ginny~ Completely true...whenever I think of that moment I get teary all over again!

    @ Ma~ Thank you!

    @ Alexis AKA MOM~ Thank You!

    @ THank You!

    @ Beth~ Thank You!

    @ Barb~ I agree. Those two are very close. I love that!

    @ Jo-Anne Rambling~ Thanks I think so too. he's a keeper

    @ DanWins~ Awwwwww so sweet! Thanks so much!


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