graduates

This isn’t a post about me, but I need to first express my joy in living in one place long enough to watch children grow up.

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We were invited to four open houses for high school graduates who were babies when I married Mauri nearly 18 years ago.

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Natalie, the one at the top in the first picture, was only a few days old when she came (with her parents and grandma) to our Newberg wedding reception.

And now these four and quite a few others from our church community are ready for college. Where does the time go?

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First Kyle’s open house.

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Then Joseph’s.

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Today Natalie’s.

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And finally Mareesa’s.

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Oh, and incidentally, all four of those whose open houses I attended are 4.0 valedictorians! I’m just a little bit wowed by that fact. (photo swiped from Facebook)

They might all go off to college, but I’ll keep praying for them and following their lives with special interest.

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