Another Graduation

Another June and another graduation. We are so happy for our daughter, who today finished high school.

I was so proud of her. She is someone known for her academic ability, music and sincerity. Honestly, she’s a very good person. She did a lot as a varsity team captain and co-head of a cappella. 

But, I think most revealing is that she was elected to her school’s Honor Committee. Our daughter is outspoken about what she thinks is right, even if it is unpopular with her closest friends.

Frankly, she in many ways is like my mother, even with some of the same mannerisms. Very gentle, but with the heart of a lion. 

It is hard to explain what it is like to see one of your children enter a new phase of life: admiration, joy, parental satisfaction and longing, all at the same time.

I’ve known some of our daughter’s classmates (and parents) for eight years, and so, it’s always bittersweet to know that I’ll be seeing less of many people going forward.

A hat tip to our college-aged son, who flew in last night from California, arriving home at 2.30 am and in time for today’s ceremony. I just dropped him off at the airport for his return flight (his singing group is touring out west).

The extended family went out for a nice lunch, and it was great to have everyone back together, even for just 14 hours.

On our daughter’s schedule is a long list of celebrations with friends and family. It’s a wonderful feeling, I am sure, to be getting ready for college, complete with new friends and a new environment.

Well, she worked so hard and earned that opportunity. I’m so proud of her!


And, here we are. Awaiting a quorum before lunch starts and just after the graduation ceremony. It is hard to explain, but, this moment, for some reason, is one of the highlights of my life thus far.

It is such a blessing to be a father to such an amazing person….


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