525,949 Minutes… How Do You Measure, Measure the Time With Your Boy?


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42 Responses to 525,949 Minutes… How Do You Measure, Measure the Time With Your Boy?

  1. Dawn, congratulation to your son (and to you and your husband) and on your 400th post as well

    janet

  2. Jennie Saia says:

    He’s beautiful. Your writing is beautiful. Your life is beautiful. You make me want to be a mom. :)

    • You’ll be a splendid mom! And given all the recent photos of you with babies… it can’t be far away. ;-) Can’t wait to see you next week!

      • Jennie Saia says:

        We shall see. :) We’re definitely happy to not be the first new parents in the family – both sets of grandparents already have grand kids to play with, so that takes a lot of the pressure off!

        As for next week… (this week, now!) it can’t come soon enough!

        • Technically, still next week… I’m seeing you on Monday, right? (My last night) Can’t wait!

          Once you’re ready, it really is a very special time in your life… but kids are a LONG commitment.

  3. Handsome kid. Love to you as you go through all the “lasts” associated with high school endings. It is a bittersweet time for sure.

  4. erinleary says:

    Beautifully told, straight from the heart…

  5. El Guapo says:

    Congratulations, Little Man! Here’s to your future.
    (And congratulations, Dawn, for shepherding all your kids through this milestone.)

    (The rent number is 60*24*365. Did you add the 1/4 that gives us leap year?)

    • Thanks Guapo! I love that you tried to figure this out! Hmm, I’m not sure what your numbers mean. What are the stars? The song says: 525,600 minutes… but I checked a few sources and got my numbers elsewhere. I don’t think the real number rhymes with the rest of the song! My final number is actually based on how old he is today… technically, by the time I typed it, it was already wrong! :-p

  6. susanissima says:

    A glorious eulogy with more than a ray of good wishes and hope for the future of BIG Man and his mama. I’m thinking this must’ve been a “b” to write (it would’ve been for me) but you did it so well, Dawn. Congratulations! <3

  7. Tissue alert! Congrats to Little Man on his graduation. I completely understand your feeling like you’re graduating as well. Even with having Little Man at home next year, here’s to new adventures! And I have to say, what a very handsome son you have.

  8. Mazel tov on this glorious milestone and your 400th post. Beautiful son, beautiful Dawn.

  9. happy graduation day to you and your son Dawn :-) xx

  10. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Congratulations to both of you for graduating! And to you on your 400th, Dawn. You’re a wonderful person and a wonderful writer!

  11. Katalina4 says:

    Oh my goodness, I have tears stinging my eyes too, dearest Dawn. I just love your Mama posts the best of all – Tales from the Motherland indeed. Congrats on all that is so splendid in your life, xxx Kat

  12. Deanna Herrmann says:

    Congratulations Little Man! You’ll be great! And Dawn you’re writing had me choked up as usual. So beautiful and graceful.

    • Thanks so much Deanna! It’s been a crazy ass month… with 3 graduations (4 graduates), and next week a family wedding! I appreciate you stopping by, despite my absence from the blog world! xo

  13. unfetteredbs says:

    Love this. Congrats. You express the changes we go through so very well.

  14. sara says:

    oh wow, big stuff! Your youngest child finishing high school. Well done you! It takes a lot of work by the mother to get children through school, mostly unacknowledged. When my son got an award for doing his home reading every day, I wanted to say “that’s my award” :) Hey, the future is opening up for you, in a beautiful way…

  15. Beautiful post, Dawn. Congratulations on both graduation and the 400th post!

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