Graduation was a delight. I was so proud of my kiddos, and loved seeing them all dressed up in their Sunday best. Except it's not their "Sunday best" because they hang out with me on Sundays, and that is NOT what they wear.
Also, I do not recall my elementary school graduation being such a long and
The event took place in the school gym. Which I now like to affectionately refer to as 'the sauna.' I might have lost several pounds because I sweat so much; which I quickly remedied by eating large amounts of ice cream and chick-fil-a.
Look at this cute little kindergarten graduate. Oh how I love her.
And I also love that she loves Jayci.
Seeing the kids graduate was interesting to say the least. The whole production left me with mixed emotions. I feel like elementary school carries some level of safety for my kids, an innocence that I'm terrified they will lose when they get to middle school. Because in the 'hood,' middle school aged kids are often parents, prison inmates, gang members and more. And not only are my kids graduating and moving on to middle school, but their housing project is also being shut down this summer. This means that they are moving all over Atlanta. So in a way, this day marked the end of a time where they are all together, easy to minister to, cocooned in the safety net of elementary school and younger children.
So as our kids get ready for a summer filled with change: switching schools and homes, leaving old friends and making new ones . . . pray for them! Because honestly? I'm just not even sure what else to do. Besides loving them and trying to keep up with them and continue ministry to them in new and creative ways. All I can do is pray that God will use all of that, multiplying our efforts and reaping a harvest in their hearts.