Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Against the odds!

Blogging is such great therapy.
When you are feeling low you can count on the blog community to make you feel better.
Thank you lovely blog friends for your comments on my last miserable post which seemed to veer from empathy with the constant battle to reckless advice to eat cake!
The point is, I really do have to STOP the cake eating and I am learning to be restrained.

I had a lot more to say on this topic but its all gone out of my head because :
Despite having to delve into the ancient history part of my wardrobe and feeling thoroughly unhappy about what I was going to look like.
Despite my number two son telling me he was washing his suit trousers and no he hadn't had a haircut
Despite number one son deciding he wasn't going to wear a suit because his trousers don't match his jacket(but he did in the end)
Despite my husband deciding he wasn't going to wear a tie*
Despite my chunnering and bossing and moaning and cajoling the three men in my life,and my lovely mum, we managed to have a very lovely day indeed and I don't care that you can see exactly what I look like because

HOW PROUD AM I?


I think the answer may be obvious from my very wide smile.



*Actually he looked really nice.


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51 comments:

Dolores said...

Actually, both mother and son looked really nice.
Congratulations to your son.

Midge said...

He is a beauty and so are you.... I take it back..... you can eat the cake... but only a small portion.... I do great pavolova.... for visitors only. I never eat it. Pure sugar...

Beautiful photo. x x x xProud Mum x x x

Cathy said...

You two look great! We all have a good "wallow" from time to time. I just feel I deserve it from time to time. I'd be proud too. He's pretty darn handsome and making me wish i had an older girl!

julie king said...

what a delightful pair you make! i can see the resemblance!

Shalana, the funky felter said...

What a great photo! You both look so happy. Congratulations to both of you :0) (Btw, I love your brooches!!)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Congrats to both of you! He looks so handsome alongside his lovely mother. A photo to treasure, for sure.

arlee said...

As good looking as his mother is gorgeous!

Kim said...

Your haircut is F A B

Raggy said...

Congratulations to your son, he looks so happy and rightly so, you have every reason to be proud of him.
BTW you can't tell you have been eating cakes.

Victoria said...

The two of you are beautiful! I am sure your son is as proud of you as you are of him. Congratulations, you both done good!

Nicki said...

Lovely!
He didn't need a haircut!!....you both look great.

Nicki x

Hens Teeth said...

Congratulations to you both. x A very happy and proud day. x

Paddy's Daughter said...

Congratulations Jackie - there is nothing better than seeing one's children succeed - it is often a bumpy ride, but so good when they/you get there. Give yourself a pat on the back!

Swirlyarts said...

Proud Mum moment!!

Menopausal musing said...

You look so very, very proud, and so you should! (My son has dreadlocks by the way... and I am still proud!)x

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

A day to remember and a photo to treasure. Congratulations to each of you!
Life always has it's downs - but luckily ups too. I'm sure you will remember this special happy day long after the "blues" of other days have faded away!
Connie, x

Maria Dent said...

You shouldn't of worried. They are what they are and wouldnt be any different. Congrats to you and your son. It'll be something you wont forget!

kay susan said...

He looks so pleased with himself, and you look absolutely chuffed to bits! Nice one son!

ju-north said...

Love the photo of the two of you! A great day!

Jude said...

Oh, Jackie! What a beautiful photo!! You both look gorgeous!!
Eat cake,celebrate!!
Well done son..
The resemblance is there

alcoholinky said...

what a wonderful celebratory picture. I think a small piece of cake is definitely allowed.. and his hair's the same colour as my son.

whitney-anne said...

What a proud day! You both just look so pleased. I went through the same agonies before my daughter's graduation and on the day what anybody wore or what they looked like wasn't important. The sheer pride is what I remember still.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Hip Hip Hurray!!
He made and so did you!

Congratulations, Jackie...OH! and your son!

jude said...

cheers!

Chris said...

Congratulations to the two of you! Well done mom! You two look so handsome together.

Mary said...

You always say stuff like that! You.Look.Great!!! Stop it! And your son does too - congratulations!

Lorie M. said...

wow Jackie what a great picture! It's great to see you!!! And what a proud moment. So lovely.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

What a lovely smile you have Jackie and what a smashing photo of you both. Congratulations to your boy on attaining his degree. Best wishes. Lesley

connie said...

Congratulations to both of you. I am glad you have survived all of the challenges. You just have to sit back and smile!!!

Max the Lobster said...

I don't think you have anything to worry about! You both look great. I have all this to look forward to in about (oh dear what a long time!) 12 years time. They might have abolished universitys by then!

cocoa and blankets said...

He looks like my kinda guy....good for him! you both look wonderful...congratulations number one son .....I can see the ligth I will be out of my dark tunnel tomorrow at 2.30pm ...hurray...did you have cake after?

Heather said...

I've been hoping that something might happen to make you smile. You are right - he does look nice, and you look lovely. Congratulations to your son, and on such a special occasion I think you could be allowed a small piece of cake to celebrate!

Julie said...

You look wonderful Jackie and very happy :-) Congratulations to you all!

karen said...

Aw, congratulations, to you and him! I still fill up when I think about both of mine graduating.

ArtPropelled said...

Proud and radiant! Congrats all round!

silverpebble said...

What a fab photo Jackie - many many congratulations.

YOU LOOK GREAT IN THAT PHOTO. Did you hear that?

Hurray! Cheers from Suffolk x

MargaretR said...

I think that is a wonderful photo!
You must be so proud Jackie.

Carol said...

It's great to see you!!! Your son's a cutie, too! It's a great photo! I like your new blog design by the way.

jeanette mistress of longears said...

You have a million dollar smile! What is it about great occasions that makes our family members so contrary?

Judy Martin said...

Jackie, it's great to see what you really look like - very proud and happy with a nice tall guy beside you. Congratulations.

Judy Martin said...

Jackie, it's great to see what you really look like - very proud and happy with a nice tall guy beside you. Congratulations.

Val said...

What a brilliant photo Jackie - you look amazing! You should use this pic of you on your Blog - it's great, and just lovely to see what you really look like.
Thanks for dropping by my blog too, btw - much appreciated.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

You look lovely Jackie, it's nice to see you smiling :o)

Fleur de Boheme said...

Congrats to you both!!! You really both look great!

And thank you for your nice comment - I´m lucky to have a huge garden - 3000 m2 - so there is space for more carriages if I wish ;-)

Linda said...

What a great photo Jackie...its so lovely to see you both!!

Threadspider said...

Congrats to you both-your smile says it all.

Aussie Jo said...

You both look fantastic, and rightly pleased with yourselves. Congratulations.
By the way that colour looks sensational on you, and it's my favourite colour too!!
Cheers
Jo

sesga loves 1950s said...

Mother and Son look nice I must say and you Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo PROUD !

How lovely it is when our kids do well it makes all worth while .
Congratulations to you both
Love from sesga xxx

Wabbit said...

You both look wonderful! What a nice new look to the blog, by the way. I really do like the slight changes in the newer work you're showing.

Gina said...

I'm breaking my blogging break... to say you both look fabulous... especially you!

Jules said...

This pic prompted me to overcome my shyness and techno-phobia and create a profile just so I could comment. Why oh why are you worried about a little cake? You look LOVELY! Your proud smile is pure joy!
Your son is pretty damn cute as well - dont let him cut that hair!
Thanks for sharing your happiness...it made me smile X



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