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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Graduation

My daughter gave the most beautiful speech today for her high school graduation. Everyone that graduated had the chance to say whatever they wanted, there were 40 kids, and they all said something. It just so happens Wesley's last name starts with a B so she was first and her speech was the beginning of many wonderful speeches to come. She was very emotional but spoke so eloquently of the respect Buddhism has for teachers, and the influence her teachers have had on her life, it was amazing, but she has asked me not to post the video on my blog so I will respect her wishes and just tell you that it was a proud moment for her dad and me.
I have posted this photo because it says so much to me. This is Wesley's good friend Preston. She was still crying when she left the stage, and Preston came to her and gave her the sweetest embrace you could ever imagine. It was so lovely. There was a time, not too long ago, when you would not have seen this at a high school graduation. You would not have seen it at my high school graduation. But my child and her friends don't know about color, they only love each other for who they are. Preston ended his speech with this quote, " we all walk the same path, we just wear different shoes." People, we have a bright future, the kids I saw today are going to change the world!!! I'll be back in a couple of weeks! Peace ya'll....

12 comments:

ang walford said...

just beautiful trace :))

Dennis Allen said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Anna said...

I've got tears in my eyes....

Kings Creek Pottery said...

YES!

jbf said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

cookingwithgas said...

Sweet,sweet love.
Life is going to be so full for Wesley so very, very full.
Cheers to you and the family for a job well done and for those things to come.
M

cindy shake said...

Definitely a proud mama moment! Congratulations and sending you, Gerry and Wes strength and love as her new wings unfold and spread for the next chapter.

Hollis Engley said...

Great stuff, Trace. You guys have clearly done a great job as parents. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

jimgottuso said...

what a kid you have tracey... lovely sentiment

Michèle Hastings said...

congratulations to all! another of life's milestones reached.

Patricia Griffin said...

A big "YES" to the next generation of kids like Wesley. Gives me such hope!

JUDI TAVILL said...

so great and so important. LOVE it. Please give her my best wishes!!!