"So this is it! And it all happened so quickly. This morning for the last time you arrived on campus a student; this afternoon you go home as an alumnus. Today we are no longer your school - we've become your alma mater." That was the first paragraph of a beautiful letter my son received from his principal last week before graduation. And instead of ending with GO BELLS!, the letter finished off with "Go with God!"
To celebrate graduation, I made lots and lots AND LOTS of graduation cookies.
The Graduation Gown with flower lei was my personal favorite of my graduation cookies. I haven't seen anyone else make them yet, so I was really excited when I thought of including the lei on the grad gown.
Oh and I almost forgot to mention... in the car, driving to the graduation ceremony, I told Nick "I already cried this morning, so I should be all good". Nick grinned and said "oh yeah?" and then he proceeded to hum the graduation march song. Evil, evil boy ;-) Thank God for waterproof mascara!
When Nick started high school he was 5'3 and little and cute and didn't know anyone at his new school. As a graduate, he is now 5'10 and a man, but still cute ;-) He has made lots of really close friends, completed an incredible amount of studying and lots of community service and played on the school hockey team all 4 years. Throw in a bunch of video games and Nick has become the young man he was meant to be.
We couldn't be more proud of our Bell Alum!