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our 5th grade boys

milling around

excited and nervous and happy

decided they were going to do their ‘gangster walk’

on the way in to their graduation ceremony

in their suits and ties

jackets thrown over shoulders

and i had to smile

when i heard them

strutting by

singing ‘sweet caroline’

at the top of their lungs

i’m betting neil diamond would take it as a compliment

and when they went inside

they recited their kind words

sang school songs

watched as pictures of their younger days

flashed upon the screen

and finally ended with a beautiful candlelighting

i’m proud of these gangsters

as i’ve known some of them since they were 3

before they even knew what letter ‘gangster’ started with.

 

“any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster.”

-terence winter

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“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ― T.S. Eliot

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so very proud to be attending baby daughter h’s graduation,

it has been a long and winding road,

with 2 small babies, a hubby, a career change, charity work, lots of fiestas, lots of challenges,

and pure grit.

no one in our little family takes the easy road to get places,

and i think we’ve been made all the stronger for it.

and i’m happy she’s following her own uncharted paths.

and now she will join the ranks of those who teach the little people in our world,

and they will be lucky to have her, just as we all are.

and she will encourage them to follow their own paths.

here’s to you, baby daughter, h, with much love and bursting with pride.

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“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

 Charles R. Swindoll