We just wrapped up a weekend of joy.
We watched Elise cross the stage with friends on Saturday, turn her tassel, and set her eyes on college. Spirited and memorable speeches. Friends and family and fried chicken. A day to recognize a 13-year race finally won. And a new one to begin.
Friends and family dropped by for fellowship and fruit and cheese and frames.
The word for today, frame, took up two tables on Sunday. Grandparents and aunts and uncles got their pick of photos of Elise. Soccer Elise, prom dress Elise, Elise in a burgundy dress in the falling leaves at Frank Liske Park.
Everyone went home with gummies or M&Ms and left sweet words and also funny words on a signable frame that Elise will keep.
A day for Elise isn’t something she’s totally comfortable in. Instead, she enjoyed each visitor, then sat with me to talk about gym memberships for the summer so she could start her off-season workouts – her sights, set on bigger days.