WOOT WOOT! I am now an official high school graduate! *feels pimped out*
Last night went well, the graduation mass went well. The only time I got emotional was when I heard Vicky sing, because I knew it would be the last time I would hear her sing...and that in someway broke my heart
*except when Sara Pat fell down the stairs and ate it hard on the ground, but she laughed, well laughed, and in the end I'm sure thats how Sara Pat wanted to be remembered*
Then graduation itself, was *to me at least* a joyous time. The ceremony was more fun, than sad. All of the speeches were great, because the speakers didn't do anything but be themselves, and say what they truly felt. Janea had a nice speech, very...Janea like, formal, nice, and sweet. Andrew's..well...was Andrew, sarcastic, witty, funny, and adorable. When he was doing his speech, I realized that I am going to miss him so much, the way he is, the way he thinks, he was saying the things we always thought, and I will always love him for that. Eddie's speech was very supportive. He said what he felt, right when he felt it and I thought that was beautiful. He was encouraging and sweet, and made us all aware that we are loved. *sigh* *blank stares*...anyways....
For the most it was funny, I was sitting next to Mark, and he was making wise cracks whenever he could. I think that is also one of the reasons I didn't feel very emotional. When everything was said and done we had to go to the gym to watch the slideshow. We couldn't have had it outside because it was too windy. The slide show was great and I think everyone liked it. We saw pictures from long ago, and ones taken last week. Its strange to see how people have changed and what we have all become. After that I took pictures with my family, got my diploma and chilled around for a bit. I saw people crying and it didn't really hit me until...
I got to see Sister Mary Ann. She gave me a hug and I started to fall apart. Ever thinking about it right now gets me all emotional. I told her I wouldn't have gotten here without her, that I wouldn't have made it this far if she hadn't believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. The times I didn't want to show my face, she pulled me out of hiding, and made me see the world for what it was. And made me see me, for who I was. From then on, I made a choice to not let the world beat me up, but to eventually come out on top. I would have never wanted to become better, if she would have never let me known I could be. I cried, and thanked her over and over again. And I always will...
From then I had a couple of interesting people come up to me. First was Steve, and which in all honesty I was happy to see. I told him how much I was going to miss him, and that I am glad that I got to see how much of a wonderful person he truly is. I've gone to school with him for the past 7 years, and it wasn't until this year that I've seen a good side of him that I would never expect. Though I know that isn't him all the time, that is how I am want to remember him.
Next I hit Julio, whom has been dear to me since we went to Otondo, 10 years ago. He said he was going to miss me, and I was going to miss him as well. But I told him "We've ended up in the same place these past 10 years, I'm sure we will end up in the same place all over again," my Big Bear...
Then I ran into Pat. He had a smile on his face and just said "Remember 3rd Grade?" and just got me choked up. Pat and I have been going to the same school for about 11 years, and though he has changed *good to bad, bad to good*, in the end he is the same Patrick that I fell in love with from 3rd grade to 6th grade, and reminded me that my past is never too far behind me.
As well for the rest of the night....
My Godparents did show up much to my surprise, I am glad that came. It was nice to have some family around. Though I didn't get to see them that much, I did get money from them, ROCK ON! I hope to see them soon
I went to gradnight, it was boring but not too bad. I ran into people which I haven't seen in forever (Joel, Mike O, Mike C, Laurie, and Luis M, my love and brother) I also saw some people from work. and a bunch of YC people were there. Clay was there too running one of the booths. I asked him if he could slip me in a prize ticket so I could get something, as the bomb ass guy he is, he got one for me, free of charge. I ended up getting a Microwave and a hotpot, clay is my new favorite person in the whole world
I didn't get home till 4am and I slept in till about...10am then I got to go drop off my sisters friend, then went back to sleep, then said bye to my godparents, then went back to sleep, and woke up at around 3:30
I called James earlier to say hi. He said he was sorry that he didn't go to graduation, he is just afraid of my parents (which I can understand). I figured he was in Tucson already, but he isn't going till tomorrow. There is a slight chance I will see him today, but that is if hell freezes over