I was immediately overcome with tears because I knew that a part of my older son was hurting because he didn't graduate from high school. (He actually got his GED about a week before his high school class graduated.)
While crying, I hugged him tightly and told him, "You did make it! You've come so far and I'm so proud of you. I love you so much."
He hugged back just as tightly and said, "I love you, too, dad."
Saturday was probably the proudest day of my life. I love my boys.
"Accept the children the way we accept trees--with gratitude, because they are a blessing--but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are." --Isabel Allende