My granddaughter will be graduating from high school on Friday, June 25. I’m looking forward to attending because I love her and am very proud of all that she has accomplished during her high school career. (Don’t get me started bragging about her!) She isn’t the first of my grandchildren to graduate from high school – she has two older cousins who are both in college now – but I couldn’t make it to their graduations since they live in Germany and I live in New York.
Anna’s school is only a 2 ½-hour drive from my home, so it’s easy to get there. However, my presence at her graduation is still up in the air. That’s because of what else will be in the air. If the weather is fine on Friday, the commencement exercises will take place at 10 a.m. in the field next to the high school. If the weather is iffy, the program will be moved to a little later in the day, about 1 p.m. In either case she’ll receive enough tickets to accommodate a doting grandmother. But if it rains or hails or if there’s any other kind of precipitation, the ceremony will be held indoors and if that happens, each student will be able to have only two well-wishers, in this case Anna’s mother and father.
To get to the 10 a.m. ceremony I’ll have to leave my house at 7 a.m. to allow for traffic or other unforeseen trip-slowers. I may not know until the last minute if the ceremony will be postponed for an outdoor celebration, or if it will take place indoors and I won’t be able to be there at all. Well, if life were always predictable, it would be boring, wouldn’t it?