I smile. You usually smile back and I can tell whether it was good or bad.
There are times you are so excited you can't stand still and it is all I can do to try to find the response that will match yours and not break one ounce of your spirit.
You are confident yet shy. There are times when I think you are going to clam up but more times than not you respond to others so loving and sweet.
I find myself staring at your profile from time to time. Thinking about how much you have grown. How handsome you are.
How perfectly made you were. Your hair, your teeth, your beautiful skin.
The cap and gown hung there in our entry way for weeks. Hiding from the emotions it would bring to the surface for me.
"You know what today is don't you?"
"It's Friday. It's my favorite day because I get to go to Grandma's after school."
"Do you know what else it is?"