Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Graduation and Wedding

Once again, it's been a while since I've updated David's blog. Since the last post, we've had several major events happen.


After nearly 18 years in school, David graduated at the ripe old age of 21! He started  in Special Education Pre-School in the Public School system when he was only 3 years old. That was quite a heart-wrenching decision for us since, at the time, we were staunch home schoolers. In fact, when it was first recommended to us we put it on the backburner because we thought, "There's no way we are sending this child to the public school when his older siblings are home schooled." But shortly after the recommendation, a young missionary from our tiny home church  brought his fiance to Memphis who "happened" to be a sp. ed. pre-school teacher in the public school in California! She came to our home and spent a little time with David. Then in her sweet and diplomatic way she asked us why we wouldn't let David go to school. She reminded us that God could use those teachers to help him since they were trained to help children like David. That's all we needed to hear. Shortly after that visit I went and observed the classroom. The next week we enrolled him and never looked back. Being the social butterfly that he is, I think for the most part, he enjoyed his years in school and has become quite the scholar.

Here are a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure. David is in line to get his diploma, wearing the biggest grin ever!

David and Mr. Braslow.

David posing with his good friend Margaret who graduated last year.

Hannah's Wedding!

This summer also brought another exciting event! Hannah's wedding! On May 17th Hannah married a wonderful young man, Caleb Beasley. Here are a few pictures from the wedding.

That's all for now. I'll write another update soon! Thank you for following!