Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Senior Night

Last night was senior night for the boys basketball team. My precious son was one of the seniors being recognized. I thought it would be a night of many tears for me. It was a night of many LASTS! It was Jeremy's last home basketball game...ever. It was the last time this group of boys will warm up together before a game on the home floor. It was the last time he would be announced as the starting center on our home floor. It was his last regular season game (districts start next week..away). It was the last time I will sit in those stands cheering my son on.
I am proud to say that I did NOT shed a tear! That doesn't mean that I am not sad, I just know that he is ready to be moving on and he has had a great time in high school and has made the most of it. Now, when he does play his VERY LAST game, I am sure there will be a few tears....and that last came could be any one of them now as we are into tournament play.


16 comments:

Amanda said...

Okay - I had a tear in my eye reading that. Just looking at Jeremy's picture made my mind fast foward 10 years and I saw Alex. I hope that I handle it as well as you do when I get to that point. I don't want Alex to have any anxiety about leaving and I'm afraid me holding onto his legs crying "don't leave me" might do it ;)

Teresa said...

I'm with Amanda....the tears were welling up for me too.

I have to hold back the tears just thinking about Hunter going to school EVERY day next year. I am a sappy mom....hopefully I get better.

I remember my senior year being filled with sadness, but more than that, I had so much excitement for my future. It will be so exciting for you parents to watch them go out into the world.

Penless Thoughts said...

You deserve a big prize for Super Mom!!!!

Susan

Just Mom said...

I imagine a deluge of tears will come on gradution day.

Midlife Mom said...

This post sure took me back a few years. I keenly remember those years and those 'lasts'. Nice post, I enjoyed it!!

Kris said...

Wow, I was looking for the kleenex! What a handsome young man! You are a great mom! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings! Have a great and blessed day!

Coach J said...

I totally get where you're coming from! Even though "my girls" are not my biological daughters, I still tear up at their lasts. This time last week, I was still crying like a baby 'cause they had lost, and our season was over, and they were finished playing high school b'ball forever.
Good luck in tournament play-I hope you guys go very far!

jjwphotography said...

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Dawn said...

I really loved the season of "firsts", now that we are into "lasts" it is very hard. Bittersweet to watch them grow and go out on their own, and to know they are going out on their own and the family will never be the same again. Savor every moment, Chris!

And good luck in tournament play!

Joyce said...

Hello Chris,
I know it is hard to say good by, but think of the new beginnings. For me it has been watching my little girls grow up to be wonderful women of God. I will pray for you in the next months of the saying good by to many events you will not be going to for a child and with a child.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce

nickernoodle said...

Has he decided where he is going to school next year? At least his team made it to tournaments his senior year. We were defeated and didn't make it. I think we lost homecoming that year too. Boy my class sucked!! ;) Good luck in the tournaments and take plenty of Kleenex's!

Tracy said...

That made me sad FOR YOU!!! After attending the State gymnastics meet and seeing the coaches cry after the senior's final routine EVER and then seeing the girls crying and crying with their families. UGH! That was tough!

It makes me sad of what's to come for me...

You and Jeremy have many more things to look forward too!!!!

oceans5 said...

I don't think I could have kept it together if that was me. I am already practically in tears thinking about my kids graduations and such. My oldest is only 4. LOL. You raised a very sweet young man too. Love what he did on valentines day.

Jamie said...

It is always hard when it is a last of something! I can't imagine Marissa being grown up like that and getting ready to leave.

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

you know i look ugly when i cry --- why did you do this to me??????

You are an amazing mother!

Jen said...

wow this brought back some memories! Sometimes I feel like it was just yesterday when I had all my "lasts" as a Senior. Now Im married and have 3 kiddos.
Your son is very handsome! It's wonderful to see how proud you are of both of your kids :-)

Blessings, Jen