Yesterday was my son’s high school graduation. I don’t know why but the whole day was sad for me. I know I shouldn’t be sad; my son has grown up to be quite an amazing young man. He is motivated, has a great personality, is charming and is intelligent. I’m very proud of him. But the whole day was tinged with the thought that he really isn’t my baby anymore. Even our conversations are more friend-like than parent-child-like. I guess overall I’m happy and proud that he has made it through his primary and secondary education and grateful that all the work his father and I have put into raising him have not gone wasted. He is an amazing individual.