Saturday, May 14, 2011

First Grandchild to Graduate High School

Today we attended the graduation of our first grandchild, McKenzie. Only 13 more to go.
This was not your typical graduation. It was held in a church, the pastor and her Dad spoke, her grandpa prayed, she was surrounded by friends and family, and she also had her senior piano recital. You see, she is a homeschooler.
This was her day. Not shared with a bunch of rowdy, obnoxious teenagers but focused on her, her talents and her accomplishments. How proud I was of this young lady who is mature, responsible, talented, smart, very social (despite what so many say about homeschoolers being too sheltered and anti social) and a beautiful Christian young lady both inside and out.
It was also exciting to see so many Christian home school families with their children and how they pitch in and help with what ever need comes up whether it is helping serve the food, cleaning up afterward, or looking after little ones whether they were siblings or not. These kids know how to take responsibility for any need they see.
I am so proud of my daughters who sacrifice to teach their children and so thankful to God for sons in law who support, encourage, and help them. God has blessed us.
McKenzie, we are proud of you and love you very much. There is only one problem - I don't know where the time went. It seems like yesterday I held you in my arms for the first time.