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Friday, October 24, 2014

Band Senior Night

YIKES! How did this happen?? It seems like only a moment ago, 17 was a fresh-faced freshman marching on to the football field with the rest of the marching band. And now, she's a senior, getting ready to march in her last high school halftime show. Tonight is senior night for the band. Husband, 15 and I will escort her onto the field as they pay tribute to the 42 senior class members of the marching band.

Holy crap. That time went by in the blink of an eye. An eye that will most definitely be tear-filled this evening.

She absolutely loves the band and everything associated with it. And while she won't be a music major in college, the memories that she takes with her from high school are going to be filled with band trips, band camp stories, Dairy Queen trips after performances, sleepovers after Friday night games and how unbelievably amazing the band director and assistant band director have been over these past 4 years.

I've still got another 3 years to go with this band while 15 is a member. I will hold on to every moment and try to make them last, because the first 4 years seriously flew by.

17, I love you. I'm proud of you for what you've done, all that you've accomplished, the brave and amazing young woman you've become. And tonight, I will walk proudly next to you on that football field as they call your name. And I will hug you and hold you and never let you go. Well, until it's time for me to go back into the concessions stand and time for you to march in one of the last high school halftime shows.

So enjoy your senior  night, enjoy the recognition and the time you spend this year with your band family. I couldn't ask for a better group of people. Your friends, their families, they are all a pleasure. I think I've enjoyed this time almost as much as you have.



15 comments:

  1. Wooooohooooo, 17! Congrats on a job well done!

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    1. I have read so much about your kids, I feel like I know them. I love 'em to pieces. I'm kinda like their Weird Internet Uncle or something.

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    2. Toby, you are their Honorary Uncle Dumbass.

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    3. Yay! This is almost as good as getting my name in the phone book!

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  2. Awww you can feel the love you have for your family literally pouring from your blogs :)
    Congrats 17!

    (PS no idea if these comments go through I seem to struggle posting via wordpress, but hope you get it!)

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    1. Comments are coming through just fine, Jamie! Thanks so much. :D

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  3. NaziwhackjobrunningcrackhoOctober 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Aww that is awesome that they do that for the kids and the parents. A very special moment to remember forever. Proud of 17 !

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  4. Great kids are raised by great parents! Congrats!

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  5. I haven't been around much and that is totally my fault, but I think it's hysterical how you went from the last post to this one. I know that time passed between the posts, but in my perspective about 2 minutes passed from "how can you be so irresponsible!" to "I am so proud" and it was all very bipolar to me.

    But congrats on the soon to be grad. My son graduated last year and it is definitely a proud moment.

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    1. Yeah, I'm a bit blogging-bi-polar, Eric. Thanks, and good luck to your son in his future endeavors!

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  6. Wow - this brought back so many awesome marching band memories for me. So much fun. Sounds like 17 is going to have amazing memories too.

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    1. Thanks Linda, glad I could bring back some good memories for ya!

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