Our Peter Graduates

Today, my oldest son – Peter – graduated from Kindergarten.

I never thought I would be so excited and ‘into’ this whole ‘kindergarten graduation thing’ – but, yes, I AM One Of Those Moms now!

I totally built the day up – getting Peter all hyped about today!

side-note:  While at a picnic, Tim was drinking Mt. Dew’s Voltage – a clear, different flavored Mt. Dew – and Peter had been super thirsty  . . . and, even though we don’t allow the boys to drink pop – Tim let Pete have a sip because there wasn’t anything else around him, at the time, to drink.  Well, from that day on, Peter’s been practically on his knees begging for Mt. Dew Voltage.  We have resisted up until this story . . .

Since Peter has been so insistent on asking about this drink, I – without thinking – said something to the effect of “Well, maybe when you graduate – you can have some of that pop”.  And – of course, like any child would remember something so sacred and dear to his heart – he remembered my promise.

On his way to school, his last day of Kindergarten, I explained to him the reality of this day.  The ‘last’ experiences that he was going to have.  The last day he would have Mrs. Ruth as his teacher.  The ‘last’ time that all of his classmates would be in the same class all together – ever.  His eyes got glassy and he starred off into the distance.  I turned around and asked if he was ok.  He said, “Yes – I’m just really excited about having Mt. Dew today”.

Pictures from Graduation:

comparison picture from First Day of School:

comparison picture from First Day of School:

They won’t always be bright, colorful, fun looking backpacks . . .

Pictures of Peter’s Classroom:

The Wall that answered the question – “What color good were you today?”

And , of course, the ‘best color’ you could be all day was Peter’s favorite color – GREEN!

The reason we send Peter to Dayton Christian . . . .

The graduation speeches, poems, verses and songs these young children all memorized, gave God glory in and through every word.  I could NOT be more happy with our decision to send my son to this wonderful Christian school.  He may have different experiences than I had – but, that’s ok.  He’ll have the godly teachers and principle’s to help train him in the love of our Lord and to remind him, that in everything – word and deed – we are supposed to bring Him glory!  No school is perfect.  It’s not supposed to – if it were, we’d all be dead, because perfection will only come when we’re in the presence of God, Himself, in Heaven.  But, a school that reminds these children that our focus should be always on HIM – is the school for my family!

(Peter’s ‘love letter’ to Mrs Ruth is the second on the left!)

comparison picture from First Day of School:

A Basket of ‘Goods’ for Mrs. Ruth to start her next school year out right!

The Quilt all of the Kids put their name and handprint on for Mrs. Ruth:

Our Little Graduate!

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