A Celebration and Farewell
Happy Weekend Everyone!
This weekend I am back in Las Vegas with my hubby to celebrate a graduation.
It's that time of year and I bet many of you have family or friends participating in the same type of event.
While this graduation tonight will be a special and emotional time for the 8th grade students, it's also going to be a momentous event for my husband. Russell is Head of the Middle school and has worked at this school for many, many years.
He's seen a lot of the kids enter into lower school and now as young adults heading off to different high schools.
Last night was a beautiful tribute dinner at the school for the students and their parents. These are the flowers that were the center pieces on each table.
Every year I've attended these graduations, and it's fun to see the kids all grown up. Some of them full of emotions and tears saying good-bye to their friends that might be going away to different schools.
Each year I look forward to Russell's graduation speech.
He's a natural at getting up in front of a crowd and speaking. Something I could never do.
So, tonight another graduation and another speech. But this one will be even more special and a little bittersweet.
I cry at the graduations anyway...I'm pretty sure I'll be crying tonight especially with this being his last one here in Las Vegas.
Tomorrow, a farewell party with friends, then it's back to Washington to start a new school year, with new students, and new friends.
Never forgetting the old...there will always be good friends and good memories.
Best of luck tonight Russell...I love you.