As of tonight, when the final graduate of the Magnet Cove High School Class of 2012 walks across the platform to receive his or her diploma, my daughter will officially become a senior.
Why does that make me thoughtful on this Thursday?
Because her older sister never got to be a senior. And it's really strange to me that Bethany will be surpassing Hannah in this accomplishment.
It was a strange feeling when Bethany reached spring break of her junior year, because Hannah never made it that far. And I know it will be even stranger when Bethany turns 18 about a year from now, because Hannah never made it past the age of 17.
It just doesn't feel like it should be this way. My younger child should not be passing up my older child.
But I can't help but feel that Hannah would be okay with it. She would be proud of the young woman her sister is becoming. And so even though it feels weird, I'm okay with it, too. I'm excited for her and for all she has to look forward to in the future. I'm so glad that God chose me to be her mom! I am truly blessed.