We had a family night dinner and celebration in honor of the graduates just before graduation.
The family graduation banner – that I made way back when, is still in use. We made several different numbers for the last flag so we could use if for years to come and it’s been well loved and used!
We had all the graduates on a panel and asked them questions and they gave advice. Steve wasn’t loving that he was on a panel with high school seniors (because he’d much rather be in the audience) but I loved seeing him up there. I love that it was an example to every niece and nephew in that room to always keep learning. Even when you’ve been out of school for years and you have a family – always keep learning.
I loved what one nephew shared – advice he had received when one of our older nephews graduated – be kind. Go through school and be nice to as many people as you can. It doesn’t matter how old you are that is always the best advice.
And even though we convinced him to sit on the panel – he didn’t want to jump in this shot with his cap and gown.