OK, maybe I might have borrowed that line, but boy does it fit!
Sunday was my one and only's high school graduation.
Name an emotion. I felt it. Seriously.
Happy for her spreading her wings
Pride for all she has accomplished
Sad for mommy as my baby is leaving the nest
Angry that 12 years ended so quickly
Excited to see this next chapter in her life
Nostalgic as I watched the same pride on my parents face as they had during my own ceremony
Overwhelmed by her astounding classmates and the bond they forged
She is part of a graduating class of approx 130, with 100% graduation!
There is 1 child taking a year off before university, but will still be taking some classes at the community college. Impressive stats!
Part of me wants to tie her to her bed and not let her go
(but, we all know that can't happen)
She is headed off to a great school where she will hone the skills she has decided to focus on.
I am beyond beaming when I think of the girl child. She is an amazing human being and I am so fortunate to know her.
To my child: I hope I gave you strong enough wings. Now is the time for me to hope for you to FLY!
Adapted from Real Simple
1 ½ Cups All purpose flour
1 Tsp Baking powder
¼ Tsp Salt
½ Cup Unsalted butter (melted)
¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
½ Cup Brown sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
¾ Cup chopped pecans
¾ Cup Semi sweet chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 350
2. Spray 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray
3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars
5. Add eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture
6. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture
7. Add pecans and chocolate chips
8. Spread batter into prepared pan9. Bake 35-40 minutes
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