Posts tagged: family
John Williams – Throne Room
In yet another sign that the apocalypse will soon be upon us, my “little” sister graduated from high school. This is the same little sister that was barely 7 the last time that I lived full-time at home.
The graduation ceremony was nice and, despite having to read the names of nearly 500 kids, moved along quite quickly, with short speeches, recognition of honors, and musical selections.
What also made it quite memorable is that graduation this past week was not just my little sister, but also members of the first class that I ever taught at Mt. Vernon Middle School (recently named Johnnie Cochran Middle School).
I suppose that the feeling that these past six years of teaching (and ten of being out on my own) is a good one in the sense that time flies when you’re having fun, and I can certainly describe the bulk of my last decade of living with that adjective.
To put a further point on things, the day after the grad ceremony, I traveled with Ali to her summer orientation for beginning the fall at SUNY Geneseo, realizing that the new friends she has been making over the past two days were born in 1992. 1992!!!!
Noah and the Whale – Rocks and Daggers
Yep, Jenna and Jason a working with South America Mission in Bolivia for the next 18 months or so, a time which will include developing agriculture, working with local churches, and now, raising little Bolivian baby!
Unfortunately, I’m finding that the time between their birth and my actually meeting my nieces/nephews is increasing exponentially. My first niece I met within a number of days, my second niece within a number of months, and now, with my first nephew, it looks as if he might literally be a 1-year old before I meet him face to face. That is, unless the donations to the official Send-Kyle-To-Bolivia fund start dramatically increasing.