Thursday, June 26, 2014

Graduation Day for the Boys

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.


  1. Well, you've done gone and made me cry. Thank you. I agree wholeheartedly.

  2. Ah, my son-in-law. Thank you, a lovely tribute to Dave and congrats to Isaiah on his graduation.

  3. I was elated to hear that Dave will be teaching Sarah-Grace, perhaps for the next two years!