This weekend we had a party to celebrate our son's graduation and successful passing of his licensing exams. He worked hard and we're incredibly proud of him.
When we were planning the celebration we weren't sure what to expect for weather this early in the season. After a bleak and depressing winter that seemed like it was never gonna leave us, the nice weather we've experienced over the last week or so has been like a gift from the heavens, but this is New England and you just never know what spring might bring you, so we planned for an indoor affair.
To our pleasant surprise Saturday turned out to be a perfect day, and the festivities quickly moved outside and became our clan's first official backyard party of the 2008 season. It was great to get outside and sit in the brilliant sunshine, and even better to be with friends and family to celebrate a happy occasion for a change.
The best part of the day though, the part I'll hold onto years from now when I look back on that sunny day, was the smile on my son's face.
Watching him enjoy the day gave me such a good feeling. It was the highest of highs.
To see your children succeed and be happy is what every parent dreams of, and we've been truly blessed.