Tuesday, June 2, 2009

That smile

I don't normally post pictures of my kiddo on here but hopefully if someone was to stumble upon my blog and knows us personally they would give me the courtesy of pretending it doesn't exist.

E had an awards assembly this morning and due to schedule conflicts at work It looked like I was not going to be able to go. He was receiving an award and was a little bummed. Eric went to video and I told E that I would make a special dinner and we would all watch it tonight.

Of course at about 8:45 the mommy guilt started and I sat here thinking about him walking across the first of many stages in his life and accepting an award for one of the many accomplishments we hope to see him make.

I grabbed my purse at 8:50 and flew out the door. I sped like a maniac scared to miss this little milestone.

I parked and ran (hobbled) down the sidewalk for what seemed like a mile. Speed walked into the cafeteria and made it just in time for his teacher to call his name.

I clapped with pride and watched my little man puff in chest in pride and half hug his teacher and principal.

When he looked back and saw us sitting there with our chests puffed with pride I got the smile.

A boyish grin and a small wave.

I will do just about anything for that smile.


Beautiful Mess said...

Awww that's a great picture! Glad you could make it!

Christina said...

How sweet, he looks so excited!

Morgan said...

awww he looks proud!! :)

looking4#3 said...

Great picture!!! The pride and excitement is jumping off the page!!! So glad you were able to make it. Sometimes, you just gotta say, "Fuck it"!!!