How did it get to be Friday, again? Today, I’m over at 5 Minute Friday. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s where women from all over write about one word without editing and without second guessing themselves. Come on over and join the party HERE.

Today’s word is CHEER.


Tonight, my oldest son graduates from high school. It’s a huge milestone, and to be honest, I haven’t really taken it in, the idea that we are all starting a new chapter, that things will change and then change some more.

The thing is, though, in some ways, things won’t change.

When you were born and a preemie, I cheered you on when you struggled to eat

As you got a bit older, I cheered you when you tried new foods – especially the green stuff.

I cheered you on when you took your first steps.

I cheered you on when rode your bike without training wheels.

I cheered you on your first and last soccer goal over the span of 10 years.

I cheered you on your first pitch and your first at bat.

I cheered you on when you learned to dribble.

I cheered you on at all those Pass, Dribble, Shoot competitions.

I cheered you on in the bleachers when you played your first junior high basketball game and then your first high school game.

I was still cheering for your very last game on the hardwood.

I will cheer you on as you give your Valedictorian speech, and I will cheer you on when you cross the stage to get your diploma.

I will continue to cheer you at each new chapter, each new opportunity, each new milestone.

Because I’m your mom, and I’ll always be your biggest cheerleader.

Blessings, Rosanne

10 Comments on 5 Minute Friday – CHEER

  1. What a special time of reflection! Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your relationship with your son. You are both blessed to have each other! Enjoy this time of transition and the new chapter that comes. Thanks for linking up with FMF!

    • I love FMF, Kate! Tonight was really special, and I’ve enjoyed the young man he has become. It’s bittersweet as they go into the next chapter, but he is ready. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. My oldest graduated a couple of years ago. It’s bittersweet for sure. What a sweet post Rosanne. I’m in the #6 spot this week at Kate’s.

    • Thanks for stopping over Christy! I love FMF because I get to “meet” so many new people. 🙂 I’m so proud of him, and yet, it’s a whole new chapter.

  3. So very sweet! Your kiddo is so blessed to have a greatest cheerleader… and congratulations! I’m “cheering” this week, too, at FMF. 🙂

  4. Oh, your words made the tears roll down my cheeks: such a fab way to think about our children growing up and leaving home…not as a loss but as an extension of our cheering them on.

    (This has helped me process some things I’ve been going through and for that I thank you…).

    Helen {A FMF friend}

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