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Monday, June 18, 2012

She can't be graduating high school...

... she was born, like, last week!

I can still remember bringing Ariella home from the hospital... the smell of her skin... the guilty feeling as though the hospital staff would stop us from taking her with us.  Holding her head in my hand, her little body didn't reach all the way to the crook of my elbow.

How is it possible that she is graduating from high school this evening?!

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Posted by David Bogner on June 18, 2012 | Permalink

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What a little heart-squeeze that message was! I have only known her since she was a polite and confident young teen (pre-teen?), leading a greenhorn tourist around the park, while keep her little brothers amused and safe. What a special young woman she has become!

Posted by: rutimizrachi | Jun 18, 2012 11:37:24 AM

Mazal tov! And I totally get the guilty feeling. In fact, I kinda remember feeling a little upset that the folks at the hospital were gonna let us just walk right out the front doors with a helpless little baby.

Posted by: Avi | Jun 18, 2012 11:37:51 AM

Mazal tov -- you made your daughter BAWL!!!! (me too!)

Posted by: zahava | Jun 18, 2012 11:37:55 AM

Mazal Tov! I love the photo collage.

Posted by: SaraK | Jun 18, 2012 12:08:11 PM

Mazal Tov!!!!

Posted by: Leora Hyman | Jun 18, 2012 12:24:44 PM

Awww! :)
המון מזל טוב לכולכם
ולאריאלה, שיהיה לך בהצלחה!

Posted by: a.. | Jun 18, 2012 2:37:24 PM

I know the feeling!
Congratulations to your beautiful daughter.

Posted by: Raizy | Jun 18, 2012 3:01:16 PM

nooooooooooooooooooo!
say it isn't so.

ok, fine. life marches on.
Congrats to Ariella!

Posted by: weese | Jun 18, 2012 4:56:01 PM

Mazal Tov!

Posted by: shmiel | Jun 18, 2012 7:16:06 PM

They grow, our children, they grow older, they grow wiser, they take responsibility, first for themselves, and eventually for us.

They continue to bring joy to our lives.

In our hearts they are still our little children, perhaps seven years old, running full of smiles to greet mummy and daddy.

Mazal Tov to you all. May your lives continue to be filled with good health, happiness and success.

Posted by: chairwoman | Jun 18, 2012 7:49:08 PM

Sniff.. Sniffle... Sob... She's simply beautiful and amazing. I'm a proud Auntie today and every day!

Posted by: Val | Jun 19, 2012 4:51:23 AM

Your Mom and I have been here a few times and it's sttill warm and wonderful! Love and mozel tov to our girl. Dad

Posted by: Delmar Bogner | Jun 19, 2012 5:13:17 PM

Well, i can say, Dave, is YOU AIN'T THE ONLY ONE! He's bigger than you are now!

Posted by: Matt | Jun 19, 2012 10:58:46 PM

Mazal Tov on Ariella reaching another Life Milestone!

They grow up before you know it. The Mistress of Sarcasm - our baby! - turns thirty at the end of the month. How is that even possible?

May Ariella enjoy every minute of her newfound freedom from High-Schoolitude. Now, what's next?

Posted by: Elisson | Jun 20, 2012 4:44:57 PM

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