Friday, June 18, 2010
Clare's graduation ceremony was more formal. The graduates dressed up and took a final walk through the halls of their much loved school. The other students lined the hallways and applauded them. The faculty focussed more on each individual student and gave them the charge to use their gifts and talents to make the world a better place. The reception after included cupcakes in the school colors with a picture of each child on top!
Clare patiently tolerated the clicks of three different cameras, and multiple formal poses very well. She wouldn't don the leis we brought till after pictures. Here she smiles with us, her proud Nana and Papa.
Then she does it again with her proud Dad and Mom...
And finally with her proud Chu-Chu and Poppy.
We eventually let her go get a cupcake and say goodbye to her friends.
Though the two schools handled the details differently, they both echoed the same message:
Our beautiful, beloved children, even these young, newly blossoming ones, hold our hopes and dreams for a better world in their precious hands.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.”