First Kindergarten, then the WORLD!

My son graduated from Kindergarten today.

I know it’s not that big of a deal. It’s really just a ceremony in which they essentially get a participation award. This is how I felt going into today. But then I walked in and received a program for the festivities I saw that each of the 9 kids in his class had several different types of solo’s. This was unlike any other graduation I had attended. His teacher set out to showcase each of the kids’ strengths in their academics.

Some kids read, others recited poems, and some spoke in spanish.

I didn’t realize how emotional I would get, but then it’s hard not to when you are confronted with this.

Again I am faced with my first born growing up. My heart seriously swelled as I watched him up on that stage. There was my little boy growing into a young man. His love and knowledge of God astounds me and I feel truly blessed that we were able to have him go to a Christian school this year.

During the school year he learned and memorized over 30 verses from the bible. That’s over 28 more than I know. He is slowly developing a love for reading which has been nurtured by an amazing teacher. A teacher who presented each student with a bible today.

As I type this my son is sitting at my little work table working in his school workbook. Something I’m sure took persuading in class but now he does willingly because he wants to send it to his teacher to show her he finished. That type of teacher is priceless.

Blessings abound here today. And with that I close my computer and enjoy the first day of summer break.


  1. That’s SO awesome! So much fun to see each stage as they grow – hard on occasion, but fun! 🙂 Happy Summer Vacation!

  2. liz kelley says:

    Thanks Tina. My heart is swelled with pride for Ian, and You & Todd for raising such amaizing child. Ian did such a great job in front of the camera and his audience… love to you all.

  3. Oh Tina…that was so adorable. I would be beaming (and crying) if he was my little guy too! 🙂

  4. I attended my daughter’s pre-school graduation and was ready to roll my eyes through the whole thing. Instead, my husband had to hand me tissue after tissue. Shame.

    • I am so glad I am not to the only one! I’m thankful my daughter didn’t have a graduation ceremony from 3yr old pre-school.. that might have been too much!

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