Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Butterflies

Today I woke with butterflies in my stomach. Why? Well you might think that I have a big presentation to give. Or maybe I am expecting to win a huge lottery. Or maybe I am getting married. Oh wait, I am married.

No I sit here nervous not for myself, but for my child.

This is Kelli.

She is my youngest and today she gives her final project presentation in the Family and Human Services Program. The big Kahuna! She graduates this term and of course I am very proud of her.

I find it ironic that not only do I get the swirly stomach for myself in certain situations but for my children and grandchildren as well.

Is this a common thing for most people?

16 comments:

Country Girl said...

Oh, I think it's quite common!

How proud you must be. Look how happy and beautiful she is. Oh, Vonda!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Proud Momma!!! And you should be.
I definitely think it's common. Either that or you and I have something in common. tee hee

Linda Reeder said...

It sounds right to me! Good luck, mother and daughter. And congrats!

Jeannelle said...

Oh, yes......it must be very common for moms to feel this way! It has happened to me. My daughter had to do a presentation a couple weeks ago for a chance to go to Europe this summer, and that morning I was so nervous for her. Kept reminding myself to funnel the anxiety into a prayer!

I hope all went well for your daughter today.....she was most likely very well-prepared!

Jill said...

Congratulations Kells-A-Bells!!!

Junebug said...

Oh yes!

tipper said...

Congrats to Kelli!! And yes I get butterflies for my girls whenever they are doing something important.

Carolynn said...

I'll bet she's calm as can be about the whole deal, while you're sweatin' bullets. :o)

Good luck to you both!

Kristi said...

Hey Kells - I hope everything goes awesome!!! I get butterflies for my kids all the time sis - must be hereditary!

Kelli said...

Thanks mom, and thanks for coming to watch! I get nervous for all of my family whenever they are doing anything big, so I understand that. Knowing that others are nervous makes you nervous too! I really appreciate everything you and dad have done for me! Love you lots!

Shauna said...

I remember giving the same presentation for FHS and now, even just reading this, and knowing she presented YESTERDAY, it still gives my tummy butterflies. CONGRATS to Kelli!! Awesome!

The W.O.W. factor said...

I gave this question some thought, winding back through the cobwebs of my brain...
I used to get butterflies for the big events in the kids lives, but not anymore as they are the most confident people in my world! They believe in themselves, in their lives and dreams! They certainly stand up for what they believe and are not swayed by untruths or pessimism. They take pride in who they've become....and so have I!
Truly! Both are successful and remarkable adults, ...if I could only learn from them!!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Congratulations, Kelli! What an incredible achievement! :-)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

It's called LOVE, Vonda. When you love and care for someone, you can't help but worry, cry, rejoice and be excited for them.

Congrats to you for raising such an bright, beautiful daughter.

And congrats to Kelli for surfing right through the Big Kahuna and reaching her goals!!

~Lisa
New Mexico

frugalmom said...

Congrats! Thats a great achievement.

DesertHen said...

I think it is very common. I get butterflies when my daughter is giving a presentation or showing one of her chickens, etc...

I had huge butterflies when my son was buying his home this summer! Talk about a swirling tummy!! Bring on the tums!!!

Congrats to your daughter...=)