Micah Graduates Today
I am not sure, but I think that this was the photo we took when it was Micah's first day at school. (Micah, bottom left if you need guiding.)
That was a long long time ago.
A lot of picture books and chapter books read.
A lot of math homework Lauralea did with him.
A lot of interpersonal stresses he and we had to face, and to go back to the school and not run away from tough people challenges.
A lot of changes, two different provinces.
A lot of flashcards run through before supper.
A lot of months of the year to remember.
A lot of shoe laces tied.
A very lot of words spoken and questions asked by him.
A lot of parent teacher interviews where we were told "He finds it hard to focus on the task at hand" or "He's a bit of a daydreamer."
A lot of "He'll do it when he wants it, not before."
A lot of slurpees swallowed.
Yep, a lot of life has been lived in-between then and now.
And today it is his graduation from High School.
There were some days we wondered if we'd see this day.
And now today, here it is, suddenly.
Well congratulations to Micah and his parents for their hard work.
And to the others who will graduate today.
Maybe this is a good reminder for the road ahead.
Thus says the Lord:
Stand at the crossroads, and look,
And ask for the ancient paths,
Where the good way lies;
And walk in it,
And you will find rest for your souls.