Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Graduation Weekend






There are those milestones in life that will leave lasting memories for years to come.  This weekend was one of those.

It started on Saturday with Stephen's graduation from high school.  The humidity dropped, the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for it.

I have to be honest and say that I wasn't enthused about going because of where it was held. The boys were in a small school last year but because we moved had to transfer to a school with 3,000 students.  Stephen's graduating class had 813 in it and the graduation was held in a baseball stadium.  It was going to be long and I honestly didn't think we would be able to see him at all.

We knew he was going to be on the left side of the field but had no idea where he specifically was going to be.  Imagine my surprise and delight when the seats we chose were right on the aisle he proceeded down.  So I got some wonderful shots of him!

I got a picture of him up in the stands before the processional and it was terrific.

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Proceeding in.

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Receiving his diploma.

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Greeting his guidance counselor.

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On Sunday, we had a graduation party for both Nathan & Stephen.  I feel badly that Nathan never went through a graduation ceremony due to the strange circumstances he was in, but to be honest, given his disabilities he would have hated it anyway! :-)  However, he did love the party.

It was a wonderful day with friends and family.
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Both boys wanted to give a little speech and they did great!  They were both funny & inspirational.

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Stephen & Nathan with their diplomas.

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Dan & I are so proud of them both!