I hardly remember Grace's first grade year.
But, she reads well, can count money, and color in the lines,
so I must have done something right in the past twelve years.
the parents cross the stage to give their children their diploma.
When Beth and Dan graduated in 2007,
I didn't think about going onstage in front of hundreds of people,
until I was trying to find something to wear Graduation morning.
I didn't find anything nice. I felt frumpy.
This Graduation, dresses were the first thing Grace and I bought
while planning for the special day.
Mommy likes having someone around who also loves history,
is a neat-freak, and loves cooking.
Why cook when your daughter's food is better?
Daddy likes having someone around to nag him about diet and exercise,
and take his blood pressure on a regular basis.
Grace has already finished one year of college,
so will graduate again next year with an AA as a Medical Assistant.
Little sister reacts with obvious excitement.
After sitting through the long ceremony,
she knew she'd be rewarded with a nice, sugary piece of cake.
Beka's not too happy with the thought of another sibling
moving out someday, so we're thankful Grace will be around
for at least another year.
The most amazing thing about Grace?
She was named after the grace of God and this is
the life verse we chose for her at birth.
"For the grace of God
that brings salvation
to all men"
We have prayed that our Amazing Grace,
would desire to bring this amazing grace of God,
to all men.
With a desire to become a medical missionary,
I would say the turning of the tassel,
is just another step in the right direction
of fulfilling her namesake.