I Demand a Recount


Obviously, the earth’s rotational cycle and the marking of days has gone sadly out of whack because it’s impossible that my baby boy could be old enough to graduate from high school.
I think the charade was carried a bit far.
All that pomp and circumstance when you know the whole thing is a….
….huge mistake.
Downright cruel.
I’m sure it shall all be sorted out soon and we’ll be filling out his kindergarten enrollment papers AS WE SHOULD BE.
In the meantime, my baby, if you must carry on with this bold farce in which you go forth into the world as a man…..
….I hope you bloom.


  1. Kathryn says:

    Oh my. The memories your post today brought back! It is awful isn’t it? The best of luck to that boy, and may his bloom be one of happiness and peace!

  2. shirley says:

    Pat yourself on the back,mom.He couldn’t have done it without you.Such beautiful children. (adults)? Their love for each other comes through in the photos.You are very blessed. :heart:

  3. Staci says:

    He’s a fine looking young man! I know you are so proud, even if you are a bit shocked about how fast the time goes. Here’s to the graduate! :snoopy:

  4. beekudzu says:

    That brought tears to my eyes this morning. I felt the same disbelief 2 years ago.

    He’s a handsome man and, from what I’ve read, a good one. I can sure see why you’re so proud of him.

  5. CindyP says:

    Congrats, Ross! That even brought tears to my eyes, and I’ve never had a child graduate! On to the world!

  6. Heidi533 says:

    *sniff* That brought a tear to my eye and my “baby” is only eight.

  7. Janet says:

    Congratulations to the both of you! I demand a recount too, my baby graduated two years ago. It can’t be! How time flies.

  8. Cyndi B says:

    Congrats to your boy! My youngest graduates next weekend and I’m already tearing at the thought! It’s such a happy and bittersweet time! 😕

  9. The Jillybean says:

    Oh Goodness Gracious!! This bout made me cry. Cause I get to go through all this at 3 o’clock today. And I don’t want to. I just want her to be little again. Waaahhhhhhh!!!!

  10. heidiannie says:

    Congratulations! you can count and recount all you want- that boy is well on the way to being a man. And that is a lot to be proud of in this world.
    You raised him right- no wonder you are so good with your animals- you are a nurturing woman.

  11. Diane says:

    Oh my. This brings a tear to my eye. But still how can you be sad when you raised such a fine young man. You can feel good that you are sending a good person out into this world. Love all the pics!!!

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  13. Claudia W. says:

    Wow! That’s powerful. It brought a tear to my eye too. Ross is so handsome. It’s kind of scary sending them out into the world, but I think you gave him all the right tools and he will do fantastic! I bet he is excited to get started on his next path.

  14. Gienah Ghurab says:

    My son is graduating from fifth grade tomorrow, and this post made me choke back tears.

  15. Tori Lennox says:

    I can’t believe he’s graduating either! Wasn’t he just a little kid a few days ago?

  16. Nancy in Atlanta says:

    Congratulations, Ross! Suzanne, he looks so confident! Definitely ready to face the world. Don’t be sad – you get to do this 2 more times, you know. Best wishes to all!

    And I love the pic of the goats and “dog” – looks like Pepsi feels right at home now. As does Annabelle.

  17. Donna says:

    He is a fine young man, who is going to do well in the world!!!! Ohhh, that is so sweet…gut wrenching…I have heard my friends reacting the same way, this year. I’m happy for your son!!!!

  18. Senta says:

    Congratulations. I am so happy for your family.

  19. Kellogg says:

    What a handsome young man. His eyes are full of wisdom, old eyes. After all the stuff you go through, they turn out just fine, don’t they?

    My son is 30, he is my treasure.

  20. Debbie in Memphis says:

    Congratulations to you both! It’s such a bittersweet moment – to be so proud and happy on one hand and wishing they had more time for childhood on the other.

  21. MissyinWV says:

    :heart: Tears in my eyes….((HUGS)) I will be right there with you here in Putnam County on Tuesday. Its simply unbelievable. God Bless you and your family!

    COngratulations Ross! :sun:

  22. Nita in South Carolina says:

    My son goes to high school in the fall – my dad keeps asking me, “How are you old enough to have a son going into high school?” I don’t know, Dad, I don’t know how that happened!!!

  23. catslady says:

    It’s never easy letting them go (sigh).

  24. Estella says:

    They grow up way too fast!

    Congratulations Ross!

  25. Beth Brown says:

    :hug: Hugs from one mom to another –

    Beth in PA

  26. Kacey says:

    He. Is. Not. Old. Enough. Sigh…

    Good luck to him as he heads out into the real world. May he find happiness, laughter and good people to share it with.

    Hugs to you, Suzanne. It goes by so quickly.

  27. Treasia says:

    Congratulations to you both.

  28. iowacowgirl says:

    Handsome young man. I too have first son graduating. sigh

  29. Bev says:

    My baby is leaving kindergarten this year…you have brought tears to my eyes.

  30. Kaye Manro says:

    Wonderful pics, wonderful post…

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