Sunday, May 17, 2009

I did NOT shed a tear!

There are lots and lots of pictures!!! I was a very proud momma Friday when my son left for his graduation. Look at him in a tie. It's a first since he was a little boy. Looks good doesn't he? This picture was taken as he was leaving for graduation.

Amber, Aunt Pat, Grandma Margaret, and Papa was there to see him walk in graduation.

I was not able to get a picture of this but as each student walked by the Principal on stage to receive their diploma, they stuck a sticky note on the back of him and bounced a small bouncy ball. Don't know why, I guess they wanted to be remembered for something. It was so funny.
Chris Faulkner, a long time friend of mine, handed Joshua his diploma. Chris is a board member of the school.
Look at that smile.

There was a not a dry eye in the convocation center when Whitney received her diploma. She was not able to walk but she was all smiles anyway. Ok, so maybe I did cry a little, but not because I was sad but because I saw how good my God is to me.
Joshua putting his cap back on after throwing it and bouncy balls everywhere.
Uncle Craig and Aunt Shelly were there to join with us in Joshua's milestone.
Micah and Jess were all smiles..."It's over!"
Michael and his big brother, Craig.
Jessie was very proud of her man.
Josh Jordan, Joshua's Youth Pastor was there to cheer him on when his name was called,

I was honored when Alicia and her daughter were there to be at the graduation to support us. She knew that this may be a difficult time for me and Joshua after losing my mom. Thank you Alicia. Debbie Sanders was there too, I just didn't get a picture because she was out of there as soon as it was over. Thanks Deb for being there.
Big Bro and Little Bro,
J.R. was yelling for Joshua when he received his diploma. J.R. helps in leading our youth band at church and is a mentor in Joshua's life as well.
This is one proud daddy.
I did not shed a tear...really I didn't. I think that I was so happy that he made it, that the smile could not leave my face. Unfortunately he waited until his senior year to get book smart, but we were very proud of his effort and his grades. We knew he could do it. Still not good enough though for the discount on driving...sorry bud.

Joshua and Trace,
Mimi drove in from Little Rock to share this time with us. It meant a lot to us to have her there.
Joshua and Shanda, Kyle's mom.
Keith, Kyle's dad with Joshua.
This is a precious family to us. Keith and Shanda have taken Joshua in as one of theirs and treated him as one of theirs. Mike and I will forever be grateful for them. They are a big influence on the young man Joshua has grown up to be. Thanks guys!!!
Kyle with his mom and dad.
Josh and Joshua,
Madison and Kyle,
Here they are again, Kyle and Joshua,
Brittney and Joshua,
Hayley and Joshua,
Joshua and little sis, Micah,
Drew, Joshua's Legion coach, was out to support him. Joshua admires him greatly and we appreciate the example he is for Joshua.
Wes, Joshua and Ivey showing off their pretty ties.
Joshua and Savannah,
Ashley and Joshua,
Joshua and Kaitlyn,
Joshua and T-Dog...Tanner,
Joshua, Tanner, and Tanner's mom, Joshua's other momma, Teresa,
All the bros together, Joshua, Tanner, and Andrew.
One of Joshua's closest friends, Chasity.
Tyler and Joshua,
I do not have a clue what the guys are looking at. Josh E., Dalton, Kyle, Tyler, Joshua, and Luke.
The sad thing about this whole night is that it will be the last of all of them ever being together again. We are very grateful for the thirteen years we have shared with all these kids and their parents. Memories that will never be forgotten.

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