On Thankful Thursday February 1st, 1996, I gave birth to a healthy son, al-Malik Glorian Blake, his first name in Arabic means “King or Monarch”. His middle name was given in memory of my sister, his aunt Gloria whom he never met.
On Thankful Thursday May 22nd 2014, I watched that son walk across the stage at the Bob Carpenter Center on the campus of the University of Delaware to receive his High School Diploma.
I am thankful but where did the time go?
As a young boy, I helped him learn how to walk and then last week he walked out the door a High School Senior with his Cap and Gown…walked into the gymnasium with a glow of excitement and anticipation, yet filled with anxiety of an unknown future…he then walked back into the house a High School GRADUATE…soon he’ll walk again, but this time it will be off to College.
I am thankful but where did the time go?
Where Did The Time Go?
It was a beautiful Thankful Thursday and the weekend was filled with family and friends with love and support because “it take a village to raise a child!’
I am thankful for my family, my friends and of course my faith. I am thankful for the love and support that I receive from my family and friends and they will never know just how much it all means – I am thankfullyblessed!
Now it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?
Awesome pics. I was getting teary eyed looking, aww! I know you’re a proud Mom! Congrats again…xo!
Congratulations to your family in regards to having a son to graduate and celebrate. I’m always thankful for life itself and being able to do the neccessary things that it entails.
Yes, life is to be celebrated and it was a great weekend. I hope you had a Thankful Thursday!
What awesome photos of your family! You do have a lot to be thankful for! Congrats to the graduates!
Thank you, yes it was indeed a proud moment to see him walk across that stage to accept his diploma – your time will be here before you know it!
Wonderful pics of your happy family event, thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thank you, hope you had a Thankful Thursday!
Proud mom and party animal 😉 Yes, they do grow up!
Oh yes they do, but I am far from being a party animal…lol!
Congrats on your sons graduation! What a handsome young man! They do grow up too fast! I was never blessed with children of my own, but am an Auntie to my best friends kids and they are growing up so fast, makes me feel old! Tee hee! Wonderful photos sweetie! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Thank you, we are not getting older we are getting better Auntie!
Congrats Grad. That is such a proud moment and I can’t even imagine how you felt seeing your baby walk up to receive his diploma. That is just so exciting. Happy Thankful Thursday doll.
Yes, it was surreal, I kept thinking about the time I was teaching him to walk…and now this (tears). Congrats on your new partnership and Happy Thankful Thursday.
Awwwwwww congratulations to the proud and pretty Momma Antionette! I can totally hear yah as my kids are now so grown up….my daughter is graduating in college soon! I always ask the same good question…..where did time go! More power to you & your gorgeous son!!!
Thank you sweet lady, I was just thinking this morning about their previous last days of school and now…where did the time go? Have a wonderful Fri-Yay!!!
Congratulations to your family and happy to see how everyone celebrated his graduation! So nice to see his first babysitter haha, I’m sure she’s proud as well and probably family too?
It takes really a village to raise a child and not taking anything away from you and your husband, the love given by other family members towards him also helped him grow to be the person he is today.
HAPPY FOR YOU!
It is so true but unfortunately we have such small villages these days that kids don’t get all that they need, which is why it’s so important for parents to take an active role in their child’s development. I am proud of both of my sons and pray that their paths are filled with blessings and happiness.
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Thank you my dear!
Congrats to Malik and to you and your family! You must be SO proud:)