Friday, June 15, 2012

Just A Quote for Friday & Take Twelve June

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises."  Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.  ~Orrin Hatch
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.  ~e.e. cummings


Okay, it's two quotes, but seriously, what can I say to these two who have graduated high school and are ready to take on the world?  One thing would be to remind them that this is just the beginning - that they have their whole lives ahead of them. The other would be to encourage them to follow their bliss - to not get bogged down by expectations and materialistic aspirations - to find what truly makes them happy.  I wish someone had given me that advice when I graduated.

10 comments:

Sian said...

I love the way this page tells the story. It progresses beautifully.

scrappyjacky said...

This is a great page,Cheri....love the grid feel....and the colours. The 2 quotes are spot on as well.

Jo.C said...

That is so true - Beautiful photos and LO. A special day :0)

quiltingfool said...

Another of life's milestones past. Now you get to be an observer as the girls all choose the kind of live's they want. You hope you've instilled the lessons you wanted them to learn, and you hope they will follow a path that won't lead to heartbreak, but in the end, they will make their own decisions. And you will always be there to catch them if they fall. I am also an observer, and can't wait to see where life leads them all.

Cheryl said...

It looks like a beautiful day for two beautiful girls. And what great advice!

Melissa said...

What a lovely layout and congrats to those two beautiful young ladies!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful colors, and the photographs are fantastic. I find this very bittersweet, though, as I know it's in my not too distant future!
Rinda

Alison said...

Great page Cheri..you must have been one proud mom!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Fabulous page, Cheri! What a proud moment, what beautiful girls you have, and the photographs are just wonderful.

Karen said...

What a lovely page to celebrate a proud mummy moment.