Monday, July 04, 2011

26 / 52 weeks

52 weeks of daily life in pictures:
trials and celebrations,
the extraordinary and mundane --

whatever is unique to the week.

Join me if you like.

 Graduation theme week...

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, 
to the highest of your hopes, 
to the windows of your opportunities, 
and to the most special places your heart has ever known.  

~Author Unknown

At last, the night was here last week for graduation formalities. 

Be who you are and say what you feel, 
because those who mind don't matter 
and those who matter don't mind.  

~Dr. Seuss

During her schooling vocation as a student, she has now officially (with papers in hand) completed 11 years of homeschooling with mother as teacher, and 1 1/2 years re-taking a few courses (as was the case of her older brother after moving to the east), after they weren't going to be recognized in the (ie; educational institutional bureaucratic bull) inside the province of Ontario. 

It seems curricula varies across our country, all is fair in every province but this one! 

And that goes for "accredited studies" as well.

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap 
but by the seeds that you plant.  

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Proud parent moment arrived when we were pleasantly surprised at hearing her being recognized as an "Ontarion Scholar" for having held an 80% or higher average for her courses load. 

This is our gal who (just a few short years ago) never really fully acknowledged any personal merit for the importance of doing well in school for a time, and then blew us all away by suddenly knocking our socks off with her marks.

So proud of her!

Oh sure, she almost forgot this day entirely when a work shift was assigned. 

When she was supposed to work until 6pm., it was her "mother" that saved the day, broaching the topic quite quickly when announcing I wouldn't be available for pick up after her work because she was supposed to be at grad for 5pm, and I had already made my own commitment to be there!

(She had her shift changed that same day)

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.  

~Judy Garland

Life is my college.  
 May I graduate well, and earn some honors!  

~Louisa May Alcott

Head on over to Barbara's to check out the invitation to join the