Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Graduate


Darling daughter


Moving in day at first dorm at NYU Aug 09
How was I able to leave my baby girl alone in NYC?
Right after this shot, I hugged her goodbye,
 and while weeping...loudly.....I dragged
 two massive empty suitcases down 25 city blocks
back to my hotel 
We moved bedding, pots and pans, dishes,
everything she needed in those suitcases I brought,
and her clothes etc in her own bags

It all goes/went so fast
But look at her now


Completed her courses with honors,
a semester early last December,

but "walking" with her friends from Tisch this Spring

She'll be staying in NYC
She is a New Yorker now,
and I don't blame her

Strong, independent, so loving and kind
an amazing woman
Talented Director and Artist

my baby girl
The Graduate



22 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

If I could have a re-do of my life, I would choose NYC to have lived in also during my 20's and 30's. how exciting!

Tracey Broome said...

So beautiful....... sigh..... I know that walk away very well. One of the hardest things I ever had to do. Leaving my girl with her teacher on her first day of kindergarten, and then leaving her at UNCSA. But, to leave her in NY? I don't know if I could have ever been that brave! I know how proud you must be, two more years and I will be feeling the same way!!! Congrats, you did good, mom :)

Kit said...

You made me cry! I can feel your pride and love and your sheer amazement at this wonderful girl. Way to go daughter of my friend and way to go my friend. You raised a lovely and talented young lady. :) Kit

Razmataz said...

What an amazing photo of her. All I see are deep blue eyes...fabulous. Congrats to your Hannah. I'll be lining up to see her films one day.

Bead and Needle said...

Congrats, Hannah! Set the world on fire, girl!! Stunning photo!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Oh Z!! Contratulations to you and your girl. To BOTH of you - you done good!

Linda said...

Congratulations! You have a very pretty daughter and smart too...you must be so proud!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So happy for you! It is wonderful to see our children grow up and become amazing adults!

hugs, Linda

Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

OMG, You must be so proud and happy for her! What a great accomplishment, I know her new live in NY will be all she wants it to be....Darling Daughter has incredible eyes too!!!!

Robin Larkspur said...

Leaving a daughter at college for the first time is one of the hardest things I ever did. Painful, despite the excitement and pride.
Congrats to your Dear Daughter and her great achievements. May her life in NYC be absolutely wonderful.
That is a fabulous photograph of her, too.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

What a beautiful picture of Hannah! I know you are so very proud of her accomplishments thus far with the promise of an exciting future. You did good!
Blessings,
Susie

Jill said...

Oh Suzan! She's beautiful and a big congratulations to her!! I can imagine how hard it was for you to leave her there! I spent 5 weeks and NYC as a college student and wonder how my parents left me there for even that short period. And, no cell phone then.

Theresa said...

Congratulations Hannah! I can feel your heart bursting with pride and love for her, as well it should be! Honors, early... that's a great accomplishment! Congrats again to the gorgeous new graduate!
... and to the awesome mom-support system!
love, t.xoxoxoox

Nella said...

Dear Suz, what a gorgeous young lady! Those eyes! I have tears in my eyes reading this...she is a product of your love, wisdom and direction...congratulations to both of you! N.xoxo

Rebecca said...

I don't mean to be repetitive, but OH! Those blue eyes! Congratulations and best wishes for a bright future!

(p.s. You done good, Mom!!)

Jackie said...

Congratulations to both of you! She is beautiful! I cannot wait to go see one of her films! Move over Ron Howard, there is a new girl in town!!

janet said...

Congrats to her..She is beautiful and what a lucky mom you are to have such an independant daughter..I couldn't of done it at that age..Have a wonderful week..

The Boston Lady said...

Such a proud moment for her and you! Congrats and I hope you get to visit NYC lots and bask in her continued success. Ann

Jillayne said...

Congratulations Hannah! I hope all good things come your way and that you find good fortune in all you do.
So happy for you too Z - isn't it grand to see your child be successful!?!

Low Tide High Style said...

Congratulations to your beautiful, and more importantly...very talented daughter!

Kat

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats! She is beautiful, she has your eyes!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations Z !!! And wishing your beautiful daughter much success and happiness. Always a moment when it seems you did good and it went so fast...
Many Blessings
RE