It's not just like any other sibling graduating from high school. This is my LITTLE brother. I changed his diaper, for pete sakes! I'm 12 years older than him & graduated from the same high school 12 years ago. I feel more than a sister. Not quite parental...but close!
Curt & I are so close, we've never fought. Not once. Never. We've had 1 disagreement that I can remember but it was over something so stupid & we weren't even mad at each other. Other than that....nothing. Yeah there were the moments when he was little where I wouldn't let him in my room, but that wasn't cause we were fighting or I was mad at him. It was cause I was in Junior High & wanted to be alone.
Our grandma came to town from LA & it was SO wonderful seeing her...since it'd been several months. Our aunt, uncle, & 3 cousins also came to town from Spokane, which was super nice of them. Tt was fitting that I was a total baby the day he graduated. I got to thinking..."Gee, if I'm like this when he graduates, what on EARTH will I be like when my own children graduate?!" I mean, seriously!! We started the cry-fest at church, where he was recognized in front of the congregation. This is a tradition in our church before graduation, but just so happened that this year he was the only graduate, so all the focus was on him. Thank goodness I had an entire package of Kleenex in my purse...and thank goodness I got all my ugly cry out at church so the gym-full of people didn't have to witness the ball-fest.
Here are some pictures from the weekend:
This is at church, before graduation...just a little brotherly teasing going on
At church - Grandma, Mike, & Curt
Curt - walking up getting his diploma
Receiving his diploma & getting his tassle moved to the other side
"FHS - Class of 2012 - You are now alumni!!"
Curt & Gram
Yeah, so what if I'm on my tip-toes. He always teases me about my height... :(
At the after-graduation party held for about 15 graduates. This is Curt & his amazingly sweet, beautiful girlfriend, Kaitlyn.
Brookie on the dancefloor trying to catch the lights with the other kids.
It was a great day & one that we'll never forget. We are so proud of Curtis & will miss him terribly when he goes to college in just a couple short months. But for now, we have a summer filled with baseball!! I love you bruddah!!!