I have to admit I got all teary-eyed when I saw this beautiful cake and all the photos on the wall. I only got to see Katie once or twice a year until she was 4 years old and they moved back to Indiana. As you can see, she didn't change all that much over the years. Always those curls, that smile and enthusiasm. Like all young parents, hers had ideals and strict guidelines about how they would be accomplished...and then life threw them a few curveballs. We all know about those - you learn to adjust, to compromise, and to approach things from a different angle.
And then our children, and grandchildren, grow up and danged if they don't have those fresh new ideals and notions about how things should be done! I'm old enough to know that what's new isn't really all that new - it's just presented differently in new and improved packaging but basically, it's the same stuff. It does get better, but not until a few curveballs forces us into growth, depth, and compassion. I'm excited for Katie, happy to see her embarking on a new adventure as she attends Purdue next fall. I wonder how she will deal with the curveballs, both now and later in life? I think she comes from a very supportive family who will help her if she asks. But you know....it sometimes takes them awhile to get that.
Today is the actual graduation which will be very very long with hundreds of students. So I won't get much done today and while I'd like to post about the next segment of the vintage tatting I'm working on, I won't have time. I do have a pic of some embroidery I've been playing with. I'm working on a second version now with buttons. There may be a 3rd version in the works including tatting but I haven't gotten that far yet!
This was a free pattern from The Floss Box.