|Aria-Magna Cum Laude|
Outstanding Graduate in Communication
Each of these special souls have poured into both Aria and Emileigh's lives through the years. They are different and better as a result. Celebrations such as graduations give us opportunity to pause and remember all those who make our lives richer.
So I cried for the way Aria navigated life in the US, then Egypt, followed by Sudan and Kenya and the US again.
I cried at the continued love that our community shows us in words and deeds. They drove from Texas and Illinois and Michigan...to SIT IN A GRADUATION CEREMONY with over 600 names to be read. That's love.
|The Cheering Section|
John gives me a hug understanding all of the emotions swirling in the moment. We are thankful to be in this moment. We want to freeze it in time just to savor it a bit longer. The Lord has brought us this far...and we are blessed.
We'll return to the desert in a couple weeks, but just for now we sit with the overwhelming gratitude of children who agreed to live a life of adventure, challenge and stretching and came out on the other side stronger, deeper and more confident.
Congratulations, Aria! We love you.
|John, Pam, Paula (Sister), Aria, Bud (BIL), Jacob, Emileigh|
|John, Pam, Jacob, Emileigh, Brittany (Niece), Aria, Alexis (Niece)|
|Celebration Lunch and S'Mores as Ocean Zen|
|Norma and Jerry (Friends since 1985)|
|Susan (Dear Friend and Auntie driving from Texas!)|
|Terisa (Dear Friend and Auntie driving from Texas!)|