I know many of you are in the midst of graduations right now. We have two in our house, as our daughter moves from St. Bonaventure School into Orange County High School of the Arts and our son — gulp — is off to college after graduating from Mater Dei.
Each year at this time, I wonder how parents and grandparents feel as they prepare for one of their flock beating their wings off into the world, taking flight on this next chapter of life.
And now I know.
Our son, Charles, will be attending USC this fall, and neither he nor we, could be happier. This has been his dream for many years, and to have it come to fruition is certainly a wonderful thing to behold.
Also, we've lived here long enough to have gotten to know many wonderful young people. Things like coaching Little League and basketball teams and speaking in school about writing have allowed me the good fortune to get to know many students who now find themselves poised for the next step.