Last Parade

Max and I headed down by C-train…(adult pass for puppies and Moms) to the Stampede Parade.  For years, I’ve attended this event…first, when my children were young and they straddled their dad’s neck to see the floats and fun!  Next began the phase of my life titled, BAND PARENT…as all three of my children marched.  And it was awesome!  There were many years of watching field shows at the Round Up Center, the University, the stadium and various other venues.  Most shows would bring me to tears as the arrangements, both musically and visually were always wonderful…telling a story…creating images. 
Day after tomorrow, my youngest will head for the airport and fly to Milan in Italy where he will be competing in a show titled Quest.  It is a beautiful show and I will be praying that he does well.  He will then be visiting a number of the places I visited last summer and will, among other things, play on the steps of the Vatican.  I can only imagine how spine-tingling that experience will be!
This summer closes another door…and I can hardly wait to see then, what doors will open.  My middle-child is finished her University years…my first-born, married…and my son moving on to Mount Royal College.  They are full of possibilities…and it is magical.  I am a very proud mother.  YA HOO!!

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