Every single year, it never fails that a piece of my heart walks out of the school building on the last day of the school year. Some years there are more pieces than others, but there is always at least ONE. This past spring these ladies walked through our halls for the last time as a student and they crossed a stage to receive a diploma. The tears I cried that day were immeasurable and they pride I felt was just as grand. I am so excited to see where the journey beyond AHS takes these young ladies. They are genuine women of integrity and I cannot wait to see what their lives hold.
This year was unique for me as a teacher. I had the privilege of watching my brother in law's younger brothers graduate from AHS. My brother in law is a Marine and I'm very proud of him for choosing to do that. There is a point in the graduation ceremony where our administrators have all graduates who are joining the military stand to be recognized. As a mother, sister, friend, teacher, and general human being I sobbed at that moment in time. The pride and fear and overwhelming sense of amazement at those men and women was indescribable. I was so grateful that these young people were capable and willing to make a decision to join a noble force in our world.
What an honor to have known and taught SO MANY SOLIDERS!
Clearly, summer isn't my prime time to blog. I guess I'm too busy from May-August to actually sit and do this. We are actually living and going and doing. Sitting down to blog would require quiet time and nobody talking to me or needing me to be the referee or asking me for a snack.
So we visited Vidalia in April for The Onion Festival.
A good time was had by all.
Hayes searched for 'the mysterious red deer' while we were on our safari.
Libby enjoyed time with 'the girl cousins and Emma's mom' while we visited.
Spencer climbed stuff she wasn't supposed to and ate chalk.
The best thing about a 4 month delay on publishing these entries is that Spencer has SO much hair now!