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A Mother’s Graduation Gift to her son!

The Journey of Life’s Creek

I wanted to share this post from a friend of mine, Suzy. We were neighbors back in high school and I enjoy watching her journey of her life as a mother of 5. Suzy has a beautiful daughter that looks just like her, and 4 gorgeous boys! We all know that moms of all boys have a different way of thinking, they have to, right? They have to like the fishing and slimy things, and well, even if they don’t they have to get used to seeing them.

Her oldest son just graduated and she posted this graduation gift to her son. It was a gift that is so mother-like that I wanted to share with you all. As mom’s we have it all covered!

By: Suzy Schopfel

He has officially been given his

very own “paddle”.


suzys canoe

Man… this is one happy Guy. The “Princess” has officially been given his very own “paddle”. I believe in providing the proper tools to aid and navigate his journey of life’s “creek”. Simply because we are thorough, as Moms and Dads often are, we threw in the life preserver to stay afloat, the hat to block the sun, the shades for the haters and the brand new handy dandy single person fully stocked fishing kayak…. well to fish of course! 🙄 I heard there are several of those creatures in all the waters he may travel. 😏 To slow him down and ground him on occasion, there is an anchor. If I could’ve fit in the “sweater” somewhere, to keep him warm, I would have. I seem to recall a windbreaker last month so, that counts. 😉😏 Love this Guy to the moon and all the way back.

Yes, I am well aware he now needs a body of water. 🤦🏼‍♀️

remember I love you

Thank you Suzy for allowing me to share your gift! I am sure the sweater is in his future, but thinking that a “windbreaker” could be a bit more useful in these next few years of “adulting”.

Love being a Momma of a boy,



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Graduation Moms! – A letter for you!

graduation I have been wanting to write about my son’s college graduation that took place just 3 weeks ago, but I seriously haven’t been able to find the words just yet, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that he got married the following weekend. But, I can say that it’s amazing how different College Graduation feels than High School Graduation. There really is a difference and I believe that is because it’s the first step to the reality that they really are getting ready to “leave”.  I came across this awesome post and I could FEEL every word of it.  I did not write this, however, I totally could have, and I guarantee you would say the same. 

As moms we have this sense about us that we just can’t seem to move on without looking back.  The video plays of all those years of our baby’s cutest moments and learning.  We just can’t let those photographic memories in our mind go…and oh my, when we start to flip through the real photos, “Watch out Niagara Falls”! 

I hope you enjoy this quick read, they did a great job putting this list together!

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