Saturday, June 6, 2009

Graduation Day

We had another bumpy start to our day today. For some reason, Krista has been craving doughnuts, especially to celebrate graduation day. I didn't want to have to deal with the consequences that are bound to come from that kind of indulgence, so we skipped that idea. By the time we settled on scrambled eggs, her energy was going downhill, so Krista had to rest before she could shower and get ready for the graduation ceremony this afternoon.

The graduation ceremony was pretty full, but we actually got there early enough to get a good spot in the back, just in case we had to leave early. Amazingly, Krista made it through the whole thing. It was great to see all the Homesteader kids all together. It funny that we don't notice the changes in the kids we see all the time throughout the year, but when you see them all together you really get a sense for how they are all growing up. Congratulations to all who graduated!

Krista was really happy to see everyone there. And instead of celebration doughnuts, she got to have a slice of graduation cake. She looked great and was really moving around well, but she was really faking how well she felt. Actually, she overdid it. By the time we got home, her head, hip, and joints were throbbing in pain. I gave her an ice pack, and we laid down to take a nap while our boys played with the neighborhood kids. Carolyn Aijian rescued the evening by bringing us a salmon dinner. She was very encouraging to Krista, too, reminding her that she was doing great and didn't need to push so hard to get to a "normal" level of activity. Thanks Carolyn!

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
His greatness no one can fathom.
One generation will commend Your works to another;
they will tell of Your mighty acts.
They will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
and I will meditate on Your wonderful works.
They will tell of the power of Your awesome works,
and I will proclaim Your great deeds.
They will celebrate Your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
(Psalm 145:3-7)

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