Dakota graduated from high school last week. Obviously, it was a major milestone in his life, but it was also a milestone for his parents. I still remember when he ran around the house wearing only a diaper and cowboy boots, or when his binky quivered in his mouth when he cried. Now he's finished high school and embarked upon the life of an adult. I'm so deeply proud and sad all at once - proud of the man he's become, and sad to see his childhood end.
The passage of time has taught me to cherish every moment and every phase of life. Our children are a gift, and now we get to see them make their own way in the world.