Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Mother's Brag

Being Mother's Day, I can't get over the idea that this is quite possibly the last Mother's Day that I know for sure Shan will be with me and not at college, or married with her own family some day.

This picture was taken last weekend for her prom, but it's also the photo I included in her graduation invitations. The beauty of her blinds me, knowing her soul and the funky mentality and wit she possesses is captured, the confidence she radiates, it's all in this photo and it leaves me speechless. My baby girl...

Shandie has been accepted to Texas State University, her SAT score of 1790, and graduating high school with thirty-three college credits already successfully completed. My pride knows no bounds.

I look at my other three kids, ages 14, 8 and 6 1/2, and I remember when Shan was that small, when The Class of 2008 seemed forever away, and yet in less than two weeks, my baby girl will no longer be mine, but simply Shandie, in all the wonder and splendor that she is.

So yeah, it's Mother's Day, technically MY day, but all I can think of is when I met a blood relative the very first time: Shandie Alexandra Fontenot.

The world is yours, baby girl. Rock it.


ChrisEldin said...

She is gorgeous!

Good on you, Brenda. It's not easy being a mom, but it's so obvious your heart is filled with love. Happy Mother's Day!

ORION said...

On May 20 I've been asked to do a tribute to the one year anniversary of the ending of Miss Snark's blog -- I noticed you were one of the very first commenters-
It would be great if you could drop by-
(As a mother myself I was impressed with your Shandie -- Way to go!)
Much Aloha,
Patricia Wood

daionara said...

Brenda I got tears. Seriously. Shandie was just a young girl when I first "met" you. She's grown up to be a true testament to your mothering skills. Girl you have done something far beyond simply "right". I don't even know her and yet I am so proud of Shandie I could just pop. Did she pull valedictorian?

Valerie Gaglia said...

Awe... Brenda! What a good Mom you are! My son is just learning how to drive and I don't think I'M gonna make it to see him off to college! Good job Mom! You should be proud!