Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Graduation Time Once Again

Because I have a big family I've been to many graduations and there will be more to come.

This week I have two graduations to attend--great-grands who are in the same family.The oldest is graduating from the high school he attended from the beginning. His sister decided last year to switch to another school where she could accelerate her learning and graduate early-and she's succeeded.

Both this kids have big plans for the future. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Sometimes I've been unable to attend a graduation because it was too far away, or had other commitments, which always makes me sad. What I have watched with interest is the path these kids follow after graduation.

Though not many have gone on to or completed college, but they've all followed interesting and diverse paths.

One grandson who we feared wouldn't finish high school but did has over the years become an ink-mixing specialist for an ink company. (I didn't even know there was such a thing.) He has a great marriage and three wonderful children.

His sister graduated from college and became a speech therapist in the public school system, also married with two great kids.

The oldest girl in my second daughter's family, graduated from high school, some college and is the mother of the three grown kids and is active in our church in the youth ministry with her husband and works for another church also.

Other grandkids have followed interesting paths, one is an electrician, another works in construction, one has his own company, another is a police officer, most are married and raising kids, one is still taking college classes and hasn't quite decided what her career path will be.

Grandma/great-grandma is proud of them all and I plan to keep going to as many of the graduations as I can.

Most of the graduations around here are outside in a football stadium like this one. But I've been to others held in gyms, big stadiums, and smaller auditoriums.

And Springville Middle School graduations are held in a grassy area, always outside.

Oldest great-grandson's graduation.

Youngest granddaughter's graduation.

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