A Homeschool Graduation

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My daughter graduated from Homeschool last week!

Some of you may be surprised to find that we have a very real homeschool graduation here where I live.  The graduating class consisted of 33 graduates this year.  After lots of preparation and over 60 volunteers we had a graduation that was absolutely perfect.

The main thing that was different about our graduation ceremony was the “Blessing” given by the dads to their children.

Let me explain to you what it is.  Normally a graduate would accept their diploma from a principal, stand for a quick photo op, and then return to their seat. Nothing too special.

But my husband as the principal was the one who gave our daughter her diploma.  But he didn’t stop there he also had the opportunity to give her a blessing.  It was the most special thing and I am so thankful for the opportunity to speak to our daughter as she was embarking on the next step in her life.

Here’s a snippet of my husband’s blessing to our daughter:

“I am proud to present to you this diploma on behalf of your mother and I. We are excited to see all that the Lord has planned for your life.  And we want you to know that we love and support you in all that you do.  We’re happy for all the memorable times that we’ve had throughout the years.  We’re so glad that we have had the opportunity to homeschool and enjoy all of that time together with you.  I’d like to pray.  Lord God, Lord Jesus I know it’s time that I step back and let Kalene step forward on life’s path, I pray that you guide her footsteps and bless her journey as she continues her walk with you.”

Philippians 1:6 Amplified Bible

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of his return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

The worst part was thinking I may fall coming down the stairs because the lights were so low.  Thankfully they used reflective tape to mark the different positions that everyone needed to know.

They also placed marking tape down the middle of the stairs so I would be able to easily see where to walk without falling off the edge.

Everything went perfectly and I am happy to report that noone fell down the stairs!

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  1. Congratulations! Very touching indeed!

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