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Monday, June 9th 2008

6:52 AM

Today is Graduation Day

In just a few hours I will be the parent of a high school graduate.  Of course I knew this day would always come but now that it's actually here, it's almost surreal.

This morning when I woke up I was thinking back to an incident when she was a toddler.  She had stepped in an ant pile in our back yard and I could hear her screaming "Bite you!" "Bite you!"   That's when  I knew my daughter would have the gift of communication

Getting to this point hasn't been easy by any stretch of the imagination.  We've gone through a lot as a mother and daughter.  We've endured divorce and a deadbeat dad/husband.  She was a latch key kid for a number of years.  We've struggled through serious illnesses and teenage pregnancy.  We've even had to make adjustments to a new blended family.

These are just some of the challenges that life has brought our way but, as I've told my daughter more times than she cares to hear, it's how you rise to those challenges that will determine your character.

Without a test, you'll never have a testimony.  Today we both have a testimony of God's love for us IN SPITE OF US and now it's time to march on to the next phase of the journey.

4 message(s).

Posted by Melodieann Whiteley:

Congratulations to both of you! And you know what - it just gets better from here. Best wishes for the next phase of your mother/daughter journey!
Monday, June 9th 2008 @ 7:44 AM

Posted by Tally:

Congratulations!!! to you and your daughter on her
big day. I know that you are very proud of her.
Warm Regards,
Monday, June 9th 2008 @ 8:41 AM

Posted by Debbie Zipp:

A big congratulations to you and your daughter. It is such an important milestone. You both made it to this moment despite the struggles and cherish it. I know you will. You both should be so proud. My hat is off to you.
Tuesday, June 10th 2008 @ 10:18 AM

Posted by Chuck Merrimon:

I'm retired to the Philippines and I was so surprised to learn that school ends in the 10th grade here and not in the 12th grade as back in the states. Which means our 13 year old son will be off to college at 15.
Mr. chuckchuck
Saturday, June 14th 2008 @ 7:38 AM

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