21 May 2015

Around the Corner...Graduation!

Over the last couple of months, after my life slowed down a bit when snowboarding was finished I had several ideas percolating to write about but then life got busy again. We're in the home stretch for Whitney, one day of  "school" left, the we'll hand her diploma over, and have a party on Saturday to celebrate. I had to talk her into having a party but agreed to her desire to just give her her diploma with no "ceremony." I'll probably say a few words, but that will be the extent of it. On the other hand, for a girl who was homeschooled and "has no friends" she sure is having a lot of people at her party. We invited the family, some friends from church, a lot of her friends from a church organization she's involved with, as well as her friends. Of course, these are busy teens and her really good friends are all working Saturday and can't come. I'm thinking of doing a small cookout/going away party for her in August, one last chance for her to get together with her friends.

I'm so proud of the hard work she's put in getting an education. She loves to learn, works hard at school even when it's a subject she doesn't really like. She's inquisitive and seeks out knowledge. I think she'll do really well when she gets to college. She's going to have to work hard but she'll do what she needs to do and not just for the grades but to learn. Hard to believe that we're here already, graduation is tomorrow, then it's a fun summer at camp and August will be here before we know it. She's become a wonderful young lady and I can't wait to see where life takes her!