The other day I saw a sweet little class at a school in their cap and gowns lining up for pictures. It made me so sad that, since the boys are home schooled, they might miss out fun events. So, I decided we would have a graduation. Reece graduated from Kindergarten and Bubba graduated from
K-4. I asked some moms of the boys' homeschooled buddies if they would like to come. We had 8 graduates! They went up one at a time while the moms spoke about all they had learned during the year. Then they got to recite scripture or sing a song or talk about whatever they loved during the school year. It was so beautiful to watch the children soak in every word of affirmation from their mommas.
What a blessing home school has been to me. I know it is not for everyone. I am so glad it is for me.
I usually get us in over our heads when I ask Tim if we can have a 'little' party. By the time we had parents, lots of siblings, & some of our extended family packed into our back yard, it was a full crowd. I can't believe the kids performed without being too nervous. It was SO cute. I have such a hard time taking pictures while I am hosting. I am kicking myself for not getting more pictures of the moms with their kids!! It was so crazy. I am just glad I got the ones I did.
Tim cooked burgers and hot dogs afterwards. What a fun, fun day.
I am so proud of my two little turkeys.
Bubba said the Armor of God verses...
She said almost an entire Psalm and they (she) sang a song! Adorable, April. You are doing an amazing job. Don't you dare stop... ever.
Another precious little one!! He is Reece's buddy from basketball. He also quoted scripture and sang a song... WITH NO MUSIC!!
His mom has 7 children and he is the youngest. Janell is a super-human. I am just glad God lets me be friends with her. She could home school in her sleep.
This little cutie is one of Reece's best friends from Church. His saintly mother teaches a class full of wild boys every Wednesday night that has been a HUGE blessing for me. He recited scripture and his mom said the most beautiful things about him and to him.
I think she looks more like an angel than a graduate. I mean, seriously, could all these kids get any cuter???
(I am all about arranged marriages.)
Class of 2009!
Some of the next generation's prayer warriors...
listening as Tim prayed for them.
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen."
2 Peter 3:18