Wednesday, June 5, 2013



Tonight was Janel's graduation night...

As the kids were walking out to the field and giving their speeches and receiving their diplomas you saw the same people... They had the same valedictorian... they had the same fabulous one... they had the same lovable nerd that all the girls cheered for... they had the same guy that stopped in the middle of the field and did a little dance... they had the same party girl that threw her arms up in the air while she received her high honor cords... I saw "Denise" and "Scott" and I think I heard "Andy Kim" give the valedictorian speech... There was the girl that never wore heels in her life and decided to go with 4 inch ones that day and ended her school career falling on her face... I don't think she got the memo that it was all about the wedge! ;-)

After the ceremony we went out on the field and I was taken right back to this... MY high school graduation.

It was the same night - just 24 years later.

The speeches were the same... humor and nostalgia... family and friends... hope and inspiration.  Wise young words to do what makes you proud and be proud of what you do. Talk of how everyone can be a genius - in art, music, sports - not just grades. Remember, your past is not your potential. There was honest melancholy acknowledging the fact that the people that were with you the last four years may not be with you the next four years - the pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again... We heard quotes from Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison and Dr Seuss ... words to inspire and excite and guide.

The weather cooperated for the most part... there was a good amount of sun and some dark clouds and a few rain drops. Kind of like life, I guess. Sun, clouds, rain and full of possibilities -  319 possibilities and then some.

Congratulations Class of 2013 and HAPPY GRADUATION DAY to our two favorite graduates... Janel and Sergio!!

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~ Dr. Seuss

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