Then reality then began to set in. In a few short weeks, I would be attending my graduation. I was dreading the heat of the hot summer day; yet was very excited, that I would no longer have to go to school…no more homework! The diploma I worked so very hard for would be in my hands and I could now work full time at the teller job I had obtained as a freshman…(what was I thinking…work full time!). College wasn’t a topic in our home…we didn’t have the money and the programs that exist today, didn’t exists back then.
Of course, all Grads want a Graduation Party, and I was no different. The thing about these parties though is all graduates want one and you all graduate on the same day, at the same time…so how do you get to attend your friend’s parties? Doesn’t happen where you can be there for the gifts, the cake, and the entire celebration. The best you can do is share pictures of that day. That’s it…now you’re done with celebrating and moving on in the adult world…nothing will ever be the same as the past 18 years of your life.
So I sit here now and think…in five short years, my daughter will be graduating. My son graduated in 2005…but since he has severe handicaps and didn’t know what graduation was all about; I didn’t do for him what my daughter will expect or what I will want for her.
I can start planning now though. I can think about what my options are for the little details like the invites, the photo books, the thank you notes (yes, she has to write hand written thank you notes…none of this Internet technology!). In addition, I refuse to pay a photographer $1000 for graduation pictures for everyone. I will have a small set done and then get them reprinted for others. Therefore, I’ve been searching the Internet to see what sites are friendly for accommodating all my needs.
I’ve come up with a site that can provide me with everything I would need…Tiny Prints.