Photo by Emily Ranquist on

Graduation Day!

The great thrill of achievement,

Amidst moms’ sadness.


The caps go to the air about three hours before “what now?” becomes reality. With my blessings, I pray that graduates in my family will walk the path God has for them. John Eric, Ethan, Evan – Go with God! You’ve started right! Along with my nephews, I pray for youth everywhere. Hope you are able to handle the hurdles being left for you. Same hopes and prayers for nieces and girls everywhere!


Submitted for Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
This entry was posted in Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. PrairieChat says:

    Oh to start that journey again…

  2. Salvageable says:

    God bless your nephews on the next steps in their life’s journeys. J.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s