Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Passing the torch...
This was taken at Graduation, 2012.
Graduation when the sweet Brady was graduating, and my dear friend, and fellow Panther Mom, Wendy, would be sending her sweet guy off on a new adventure.
What a great, fine young man she has in Brady, and in his big brother, Brett.
Throughout the past several years, I have looked to Wendy for advice. For words of wisdom. For sweet encouragement, or just for a little bit of glitter, as she too knows what it is like to live in a house of 3 guys, lots of stinky clothes, girlfriends taking away their time, many many trips to the grocery store to restock, but lots of hugs and snuggles too.
I can't even count the times that I have listened to every piece of advice she has to offer, listened so intently, because I knew she had already traveled the path I was wrangling my way through at the time.
I have cried many tears to her, and she has been so gut-straight honest.
And so, it brings me to this.
These Panther earrings.
She brought them to me at graduation, the official night that Mason becomes a Senior, and she "passed the torch" to me.
Oh, my goodness. Even now, it just put a lump in my belly!
She passed these to me, as I still have several years to go in the Panther Stands.
Oh, sweet Wendy. I treasure them so, and I thank you for loving me as much as you have in these past years. I can only hope that my two sweet guys turn out half as wonderful as yours.
So, I knew that I had to wear them to the games, so I added the Panther to my necklace!
And I am so very much in love with it! I can't wait to sport it at every game!