Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Graduation

 He did it.  And, he did it well.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”  ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

 With the warm glow of the setting sun, we watch and cheered as the class of 2016 filled the field with not just their caps and gowns but with their youthful excitement, hope for a bright future and relief their high school responsibilities were behind them.

This graduation class of 525 students almost filled the track with young adults that were just entering the school halls as freshman a blink ago. Parents and grandparents remembering with hearts overflowing as the procession flowed by.
 Jared, with his best friend since middle school, marching right behind him, enjoyed every moment of the celebration.

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.” 
 lots of hugs and smiles
highlighting his accomplishments
Storm Robotics Alumni
AP Latin students barbecue
 The following day, it was PARTY TIME!
 friends 
family
 fun
Braden and Jethro had no trouble finding adventures together.
our pond fish are well fed ;)
ending this beautiful evening relaxing by the fire making S'mores

Dear Jared says the Lord...

For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.…

... Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you

do call on him, precious grandson

16 comments:

corners of my life said...

This is a lovely tribute to Jared.
So many reasons to be proud.

Karen said...

Congratulations! A very handsome young man. I remember pics of him on your blog when he was starting school. I know you are very proud.

podso said...

A happy milestone. I know you are proud and thankful.

Brandi said...

Such a sweet post! Congratulations, Jared!!!

Ann said...

What a happy and exciting time. Congratulations to Jared and best of luck to him in whatever path he chooses

Lea said...

How sweet and I've got to try some smores one day. I think they have a microwave type. :o))

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Congratulations Jared!

Susan said...

A proud moment for your grand and for all the family, LDH. So happy for you. Susan

lindsey said...

What an amazingly special celebration of Jared's achievements and your lovely family. Thank you for sharing your great photos

Gayle - Moments With Me said...

Looks like a perfect day of celebration, and I loved your pictures, documenting the day. I remember my high school graduation like yesterday, and it's been many, many moons ago. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

Maryann said...

Lovely tribute to your grandson. I'll bet your wondering where the time went. looks like you had some wonderful celebrations and the photos are great. Congratulations Jared!

Jedidja said...

Congratulations!

Debby Ray said...

What a beautiful day for a graduation! A proud moment for your family...congratulations to Jared!

Sue said...

Congratulations to your grandson so well earned and deserved!
Love the family photos, too! Wishing you a most blessed and happy July 4th .
Blessings,
Sue

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congratulations to Jared! I will be heading to the States in a week with my youngest to settle him in at college. Returning to Kuwait alone at the end of August will be the first time I've flown internationally by myself since I came to Kuwait in 1994. Will be very strange indeed.

Adrienne said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment and celebration.
~Adrienne~

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