Thursday, October 23, 2008

Time out -- my son's graduation

Tonight was my younger son's high school graduation. He won an
award for music citizenship. We're really proud of him --
he's an amazing person. Sam was absolutely dedicated to
his high school, and participated in as many activities as
he possibly could. His focus was definitely strongly
tied to the arts -- so he was in the band, and played the
lead in several plays. But he also took part in leadership
weekends, and joined Crime stoppers.



Sam the joyous graduate
receiving his award

We've been associated with his high school for 12 years,
because his older brother went to the same school,
and set the pattern of high involvement that Sam
followed. So I was sad when we walked out the doors
of the old school after the long commencement to think
that we might not go there again.




Sam and friends celebrate in the school cafeteria

Meanwhile Sam's in university and life moves on.

Have a loving-to-learn day.

4 comments:

Theresa Rankin said...

Hello Barbara.....Wow what an extremely handsome and talented son!!! You must be very proud! I always love to read your insights into your life and of course your fabulous paintings....Congrats from Missouri and wishing you all the best!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you're back and hope you had a wonderful trip.

Barbara

eldon said...

Sam The Joyous Graduate should be a painting. Right up you alley. It's a happy photo and you paint happy very well.ew

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

Isn't he the joyous graduate! I'm so glad that both of my sons loved their high school years. They had great teachers - inspiring, encouraging, affectionate, and the school always felt like home to me and Steven too. You can see all that on Sam's face.

Take care,

Barbara

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