Sam, the Graduate!
my sweet, silly Sam!
The graduating class
Sam receiving his diploma
Each year our local homeschool graduation exercises are a special event. The current kindergartners open the program with a couple of songs and Bible verses. This year, each child was asked to recite a verse he had learned. We memorize a lot of Scripture here at our house, so I asked Sam which verse he would like to quote at his graduation ceremony. He thought for a moment and then said,
"Keep your tongue from evil."
At first I thought about encouraging him to chose something a little bit longer. I mean, he knows a lot of Scripture. But then I decided that if he stuck with something short and simple, he would have a less chance of forgetting or messing up! The rest of the children did choose longer passages--things like Psalm 23 and the Lord's Prayer. However, Sam did a super job! He quoted his passage loud and clear, and he did not stumble over a single word!
I am a little bit sad that my youngest child is completing kindergarten. But, time just keeps marching on! Next year I will have a 12th grader and a 1st grader, and a few grades in between. I will be finishing homeschool with my oldest child and beginning with my youngest. That is hard to think about!