Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bragging Rights

On June 5th, my oldest son Seamus graduated from high school. Rick and I could not be prouder. Since the day he was born, we have been in awe of the gift of having him as a child. He graduated with honors and awards (sorry-just had to say that), and will be attending Eastern Washington University in the fall. The months leading up to Seamus's graduation have been rather emotional to me. I've posted 3 poems inspired by him in the past few months. You may have already read them, but I just wanted to link to them here as one more graduation gift to him. Thanks for indulging this proud mom.





  1. Congratulations, Erin. Congratulations, Rick. Congratulations, Seamus!
    Oh, Erin, I do so feel your sadness. And I read each of your poems and they were so familiar. We are so lucky to have those little souls entrusted to us, aren't we.

    (I just deleted about two inches of comments, which I realized sounded like giving advice that was not solicited.)

    I sure wanted to raise a fist and shout "YES!" when I read your poem about the selective service form. Somehow, it feels a little less scary since Jan 20.

    I enjoyed following your link to Father John Dear. I love those feisty Jesuits! They play a big role in my favorite book, The Sparrow.

    Enjoy your summer with Seamus--buying extra long sheets and helping him build his nest away from home.

    What a fine young man!

  2. That is so wonderful! Congrats Seamus! And by the way you don't look old enough to have a son that age :-).

  3. Congratulations, Seamus! Erin, you have every right to be proud. Well done!

  4. I'm also a freckled writer:) Hello!

  5. Kathleen--I feel better about things since Jan. 20th as well, but they still can't have him.... :0)

    Thanks, Annie. Bless you for saying that!

    ds-Thank you.

    Maggie May--Hello to a fellow freckled writer. I love your name!

  6. Congratulations!