I know I haven't been great with pictures this year, other than a few of Maria. Nor am I sure that this post is a sign that I have turned over a new leaf. But pics, you say?
Stephen's truly got this kindergarten thing mastered.
He even brought a date to the event.
It took some cajoling, but Isaiah agreed to put his gown back on and pose. He is such a fine young man. It's easy to be proud of him. I just think it's so special that he is holding his baby sister - quite a photo to look back on in ten years, I think.
I am not the most sentimental guy, but I found Isaiah's grad to be a very moving event. This was in no small way due to the fact that it was led by Maria's godfather, Dave Afelskie, of whom I have no doubt that he is the single greatest grade 8 teacher in the world. I always knew that he made a real difference in his students' lives, knew that he would be a real blessing to Isaiah, but last night you could just see this so clearly and touchingly. I wish all Catholic teachers were to their classes what Dave is to his grade 8 class. It is so amazing to see God's work being done when a person is where he is supposed to be and doing what he is supposed to be doing. I am just sad that Isaiah has to leave him now.
No picture of Dave because he was surrounded by his adoring students.