Saturday, June 12, 2010

Congratulations Little One (can I still call you that?}

"Watch out world, here she comes !!!!! I can't wait to see the impact God's princess will have on this world."

Those are words of a friend of ours, Tom, from Hosanna commenting on Rachel's Facebook. I couldn't have said it better myself.

We attended a Baccalaureate service for her graduating class Wednesday; pretty much her last official function prior to receiving her diploma. I'd never heard of a Baccalaureate service and was actually a little surprised to learn that they held them. It's a Christian service put together by students and involves some of the local clergy as well as students from the graduating class. Rachel played a small role.

She's graduated now and we're very proud of her.

We trekked to Target Center last night for her graduation ceremonies and mingled with a bunch of other Lakeville residents while waiting for the program to begin. There were many familiar faces in the crowd; friends, neighbors and some we only recognized the faces of as being parents we've seen over the years at other school functions.

We couldn't be happier for her knowing how much effort she put in not only throughout high school but in each and every grade along the way. This is a bittersweet time for us all as we're equally excited for her to enter into the next phase of life and sad that she'll be moving on.

She told me that she 'friended' all her teachers on Facebook; something they're not allowed to do until they've graduated.

Here's a video I put together from last night's ceremony: a shorter version and a longer version and a link to some photos I uploaded to my Flickr account.

Time to get busy as it's dance recital weekend and I need to work on my steps a little more before tonight's show.  Hopefully a video or two will accompany my next post.


TC said...

Congratulations to you and your wife, too! You put a lot in over the years, so that everyone gets to bask in the moment...

Kevin said...

TC...thanks. "Bask in the moment" ...that's what I told Rachel the night of her graduation. She's more than earned some time off.