Whirlwind Weekend is now behind us. Our eldest son, Austin, graduated in a beautiful ceremony for which Rick and I were responsible. There were a few snags, but the evening turned out to be very rewarding for the 145 graduates and their family and friends. They felt loved, celebrated and prayed for! So worth it, in my humble opinion, to put on a grand celebration for homeschool graduates! A homeschool graduation is a day to celebrate the parents who chose this often difficult educational route, the mama who toiled endless hours in subjects she’s not all that familiar with, the siblings who were right there in the thick of things and of course, the graduate who survived. This child in particular, caused more prayer hours in my life…. so far….. please read the previous post to learn why we are so proud of him!
After cleaning up the church and scrambling home by 11:00p.m., we slept for four short hours and then jumped in the van to drive 17 hours to a wedding in Oklahoma. Son number two has had his driving permit for one week…. no, not even. Five days. F I V E. So we endured a few white-knuckled hours of experience for him during extremely uneventful stretches of flat highway across the top of Texas and Oklahoma. How can he be allowed to drive? He was chubby and cute and three years old just a few months ago???
The wedding was beautiful…. truly… as beautiful as a wedding can be. Our daughter was one of the bridesmaids and it was such a joy to experience the love between the young couple starting their new life together! And blast it all, I didn’t take one picture of the couple together!
In the fairytale setting there was a fairytale swing… one of the tallest I’ve ever seen. Nora had a few moments of terror after the ceremony. Her scared belly laugh makes me giggle. It’s the laugh she can’t hold in… throaty and deep. I love it!
Above all, I’m glad to be home. Home sweet messy home.