Sunday, June 23, 2013

Graduation 2013

Leaders of the Grand March - Future Graduates :)

This past week has been a busy bee hive of activity - I have been attending  the events of a group of very special young men and women, as they say goodbye to all that is familiar in this small community, graduate and prepare for that next step in their lives. Congratulations to each of you on your graduation!
I have personally known some of you since a very early age and it is an honour and a real thrill to be a part of sharing this happy occasion with you. I have watched each of you grow over the years and have so enjoyed the laughter and memories you have left in my heart and mind. I felt the excitement in the air as you prepared for this past week.
The tuxedos and ball gowns in the park, the last walk in the school halls, the walk of success as you received your diplomas, the presentation of special awards, bursaries and medals, Safe Grad Party and the many, many "yard parties" at the homes of family and friends. Its been quite a week, Eh :)
Always remember, education is the key which unlocks all your potential. It takes courage to grow up and become who you are and who you are meant to be. May the inspiration of your graduation and the degree you have earned, assist you in thriving in the fields each of you have chosen. "Be the best of whoever you are", for now you see the importance of determination, optimism and patience.
Remember as you grow, the person who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after. It is so important, "the day after" to continue to move forward. May each of your dreams for tomorrow take you to the most special places your heart and mind have ever known.
May you all keep learning, growing and realizing the best in yourself. Especially today and always, enjoy the fun, the ride and fruit of your efforts and hard work.

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could -
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I, took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
- Robert Frost
 Lastly, I would like to thank the local RCMP and these two ladies, for without their guidance; parking spaces would have been most difficult to find. Not dressed in ball gowns or party wear, their presence hardly noticed, I thank you personally for your great patience and your warm smiles.


Gail said...

What a wonderful post of encouragement and great hope.

DJan said...

Congratulations to the graduates! Such wonderful pictures. Thanks so much for bringing me along, too. :-)

Filip and Kristel said...

These gowns are very beautiful. Congratulations.


darlin said...

Beautiful tribute to the grads!

biebkriebels said...

Oh my, that is quite an event. We don't know that overhere, so official with long dresses. They all look so mature, but it is a big step indeed. Must have been fun to watch all the kids you knew, suddenly so grown up.