There are times that you learn, as a parent, that there are moments that you will never be more proud. Recently I experienced a moment like that. My daughter recently graduated from Kindergarten. And that my friends, is amazing. Two out of my three kids attend a local Christian school here in Augusta, GA (Columbia County Christian Academy) and we absolutely love the place. What’s absolutely brilliant is the education that she (and my son) are receiving there. After a full year of finger painting, coloring, learning cursive, math principles, and other wonderful things, the closing ceremony happened upon us like a flash! And what a wonderful ceremony it was.
The school is a smaller school. About 65+ attending, so the ceremony includes everyone. When all the students marched into the sanctuary, oddly enough, my daughter was missing from her class. I look over at my daughter who is busily taking snapshots of the night with a questioned look on my face… which was returned with a lovingly “Mind your business” look in return. Being a good husband who
knows he can’t win that type of argument, I mind my business. After all of the students are in and seated, to my surprise, I see my daughter has been given a VERY important job. Serious business. She was even singled out in the program. That’s my girl! Each class got to go on stage and give a performance of something they learned as the big “Finale” for the year.
With my son on stage, he was joined by his classmates and gave his signal that everything was under control. He is in the pre-k class and they recited a Bible verse. Of all the students, you can hear him the loudest out of the bunch, and he did a VERY good job. Very proud of my boy. It appears I have some stage ready children (more on that later.)
Next up was my daughters class. They had the longest segment of the night and it was nothing but pure joy to see my daughter get up on stage and go to town. First was a nice long reciting of a full chapter in Psalms, and then two songs.
After all classes had finished their parts, we moved on to the “commencement”. Oddly enough, though there are 5th graders moving on to different schools (prek-5th grade is the range here), only the kindergarten class had an actual ceremony. But the pride that my wife and I felt seeing our little girl in her cap and gown… it was like a micro machine version of what’s going to happen years and years from now. She looked so special. So great. All in all. It was a great night, photos that will last a lifetime (thanks to my WONDERFUL wife), and a video that’s just about done encoding…