Sunday, June 1, 2008


Wow! I can't believe it was a month ago that I tried to do some catching up on my blog. Obviously, I didn't finish!! Today I want to post about Allan's graduation - what a great day it was!!

Allan participated in a graduation ceremony with our homeschool support group. There were 8 graduates who decided to participate in the ceremony. It was a great group of kids - 4 girls, 4 guys. Many people will never attend a graduation ceremony that is so special and honors the graduates in such a personal way. Months of planning went into the ceremony and reception that followed and it was all so worth the effort of all the families. Six of the eight grads worked together on a song. One of the girls wrote the music when they found there was no sheet music for the piece they wanted to use. Not only did she write her piano part but also for the bass and added in a violin. It was awesome!!! Each graduate then presented a slideshow they had prepared highlighting their lives. At the conclusion of the slideshow, the parents and the graduate came forward and the dad's presented the diploma after saying a few words. The mom's got to move the tassel from one side to the other and then the graduates surprised the mom's and presented each mom with a rose - I told you - these are great kids! Two of the graduates dad's are pastors and each gave a short message to the graduates. This was followed by a time of family prayer. We held a reception in the fellowship hall of the church after the ceremony. It was decorated beautifully (the graduates chose the decorations and helped set it all up). Cake and punch were served and families had a great time of fellowship. Each graduate had a personal table set up in the fellowship hall that had memorabilia from their school years on display. It was a wonderful afternoon of honoring the accomplishments of our students.

Allan plans to attend UA Fort Smith majoring in Business Administration. He has accepted a 4- year Scholarship of Academic Distinction. We are very proud of Allan's accomplishments and thankful for God's leading us to homeschool Allan beginning in sixth grade. We give all glory to Him for his faithfulness to lead us and guide us just where we needed to go.