Sunday, May 30, 2010

**Graduates, please move your tassels...**

it's here.
THE day.

way to sneak up on me time.
SO not ready.
Just one year ago today I was in this exact spot with my girl.
Now it's HIS turn? Seriously.
Well today I dedicate this post to this this little guy:
this one that probably had NO idea what it meant that
day to hear the words:
"Graduates, please move your tassels...."

this little guy, who is STILL a ham today:

this little guy who, to this day, can't go a day without flashing those dimples:

this little guy who has big dreams and will pursue them each day:
this little guy who's the light of our lives.
the joy in our steps.
the sunshine in our rain.
(or, our umbrella's.)
this little guy who
as of 7:30 pm tonight
will not be so little anymore.
(I mean he's already NOT so little, but you know what I mean)
this little guy will walk across the BIG stage.
will accept that big diploma and shake a big hand.
will take a photo holding that diploma.
will stand as they honor him (and others) as a Texas Scholar.
will shout, woo hoo, throw that cap afterwards
and most of all...
will know EXACTLY what those words mean as he hears them:
"graduates, please move your tassels....."
Godspeed little guy.
you did it.
you finished 13 years of school.
next stop?
Hardin Simmons University.
Way to go son:
We are so proud of you.

(graduation pics to follow)


Shirley said...


Renee said...

Best Wishes to the Ashe family! I know how proud you are of your son! What a day to treasure. Enjoy!!

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

congratulations!! I love the younger pics of him, too cute!

Myia Shantrice said...

Awesome post Leslie! Very touching, those photos are the cutest, congratulations to you all! You have two graduates for children! That is awesome and not al can say that...You parenting must have rocked!!!

Danielle Calhoun said...

oh, Leslie...this made me tear up. those pictures are way too cute, and I am sure it feels like he grew up over night. congrats Shaypher!

Melonie said...

Congrats to all of you!!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful tribute!!! Congrats!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful tribute!!! Congrats!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations Shaypher...
Time does certainly fly!