kate5kiwis: Last Day on The Way


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Last Day on The Way

D18, it was five years ago that I fed M6 under this tree and The Gang decided to move to The Sunny Bay, nearly five years ago that you first walked up this path, The Way, to your first day at school. This afternoon was the School Leavers' Final Assembly, and tomorrow is Senior Prizegiving, where you're getting your first prize, for français, we think (btw Granny says she got her first school prize in her last year of school, for français too)

last day at school
students form a guard of honour
Rite of Passage - first Rob
then Chris
ooo, spotted ya along The Way
last high fives

last words
last smiles
lasting friendships
last words, thoughts, wisdom, best wishes.
*tears stinging my eyelashes*
looking forward to the next chapter in your life
we're so proud of you, our firstborn son.


Anonymous jen said...

May God be with him all the way
I could feel the love Kate you have your son through this post:)

6:27 PM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Wooo Kate! One down, 4 to go!

And yay for being la prix de français buddies. He may turn out to be just as cool as me! (OK, don't tell him I said that, he'll be horrified.) And I think I went steadily down hill after that... so maybe not.

Anyway, well done. :D

8:35 PM  
Blogger oacemama said...

Oh Katie, I am blinking back tears. I still can't believe that D18 is no longer that nine year old boy with the bowl cut earnestly explaining to me how my last statement was "actually not quite correct Mrs N."

Go well into the world D18, take with you all of the love and learning from your family and change it for the better.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Hay:o) said...

In today's world, sadly, there aren't many 18 year olds who are able to launch into this world from such wonderful platform.
You guys are amazing, all of you!
Congrats to D18, the big wide world awaits....xxxx

8:26 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Congratulations and best wishes to D18!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Da Setiuz Mama said...

Congratulations Kate and Mr Kate!!
You have done a splendid job with your first born! I too sit here (as did oacemama)in wonderment that D18 isn't that little fella anymore.

Well Done D18! Go on into the world with all the treasures your family has given you and make a difference.

Love, Da Setiuz

9:03 AM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Congratulations, what a bittersweet time. You want them to grow up, yet to never grow up. Now you get to watch him truly grow. Congrats again Mom great job!

2:26 PM  

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