Tuesday, June 1, 2010

HAPPY 8TH GRADE GRADUATION!

I can't believe my eldest is graduating from 8th grade TODAY-this morning!

This is such a huge accomplishment for him, and for all of us! When we started homeschooling 9 years ago, I couldn't imagine this day! I'm so proud of him, I could scream!

Two years ago, I switched our curriculum for a totally different homeschool program (K-12). This program was a blessing in disguise and took over many of the responsibilities I had, such as lesson planning, purchasing curriculum FOR FIVE CHILDREN, and also help when we need it. In addition to that, they also hold graduation ceremonies for 8th graders and high schoolers (separate of course). For a homeschooling mom, this means so much to me/us. In fact, when I told Isaiah that he was going to be in a graduation ceremony, his face immediately lit up. If there was just one thing that I would miss for him (being homeschooled), it would be for him being able to take part in a graduation ceremony. This is such a huge blessing!

Unfortunately, my mom has to work, so she can't be there, but my in-laws, my sis in-law, Isaiah's two buddies, and one of Miranda's friends will be there with us to celebrate this joyous occasion!!

All the hard work, crying (even yelling sometimes..I won't lie), perseverance, and diligence paid off!! I'm so glad I didn't give up, but I know I couldn't do it in my own strength. God gets all the glory for this!!

Isaiah, I'm so proud of you!!! This is YOUR day!!

35 comments:

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, congrats to dear Isaiah. Well done.

Bina said...

Congrats to Isaiah...and a nod in agreement to Mom as our daughter graduates 8th in 2 weeks. Crazy to think how fast it all went by...

Veronica Lee said...

Congrats to Isaiah! Yay!!!


Happy Tuesday, Alicia.

Erin said...

Wooo Hooo! Congratulations to you both...

Buckeroomama said...

Congratulations, Isaiah!! And kudos to Mommy, too! :)

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Well done to Isaiah! Sorry it has been so long since I have joined you and your blog. Love the updated look. Such an achievement for you too homeschooling mum!
Love Collette xxxx

Lisa said...

I can't wait to see some pictures, that is so cool and as with all things homeschooling seems to be getting better and providing all benefits for kids who are so fortunate to have their parents home school. I am so proud of you Isaiah and Alicia. great job.

Beth in NC said...

Congratulations to Isaiah and all of your family! I am so proud of you Alicia. I just don't think I could do homeschooling. I'm not structured enough (I don't think). What a great Mom!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow Alicia! You should be so proud. That is just awesome. Congrats Isaiah! Keep up the good work. Enjoy your special DAY!

Susie said...

What a GREAT accomplishment! Congratulations:-)

Stephanie said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Very cool!!!!!!

Congrats!!!

Lauren said...

this is such a precious post! Very neat!!! He's a high schooler now!! woohoo!! : )

Michelle A'etonu said...

wow...congrats to both you and Isaiah! what an accomplishment! oh, and I love the new layout by the way!

Stacy said...

Congrats!!!! It is a HUGE accomplishment!! I wish I would have started when mine were just starting school and maybe it would have worked better:(

Cathy said...

Congratulations to Isaiah!! Well done, Alicia! Have a great day. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Congratulations to your baby Alicia : ) So excited for him : )

Marice said...

congratulation Isaiah! way to go! :)

Helene said...

Congratulations to him (and YOU!) That's so fun that he'll be able to particpate in an actual ceremony!!

Honestly, girl, I don't know how you do it! I don't have the patience for homeschooling!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Congrats to Isaiah! I'm sure it is so nice to be able to watch a graduation ceremony that celebrates all the hard work you have done over the last 8 years!

Chris said...

congratulations to you and your son! :D

i am so glad that you are able to participate in a graduation ceremony! :D

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Congrats to Isiah!

blueviolet said...

Congrats, Isaiah!!!! Fantastic!

Savvy Gal said...

ah... congrats!!!!! This is fantastic.

Cascia said...

Congratulations! Kids grow up way too quickly. My oldest will be in eighth grade in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by the Healthy Moms!

Happy said...

Congratulations to the graduate~ hope the ceremony is everything he wanted and more!

Denise said...

Happy Graduation Day Isiah, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sara said...

Yea Isaiah! Way to go Alicia, give yourself a little pat on the back, you know that wasn't all just him. :0)

Ruth Clark said...

Yeah!!! Congrats to Isaiah! They grow up way to fast don't they??

Muthering Heights said...

Congratulations to Isaiah!!! And to you too, Mama!!!

*Fist bump*

Adrienne said...

WTG Isaiah
Time flies when you are having fun

Ruth Clark said...

Congrats again!!

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Scrapping Servant said...

Soooo happy for your family's blessing! :) I am going to start with K-12 in the fall and see what I think :)

And yes, we totally love our newer van! It's our first car payment, so it comes with it's difficulties :)

Michelle said...

How fun that he is able to attend a ceremony for homeschoolers.

I can't wait to see the pictures!

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Alica congratulations to you because you are one amazing teacher to your kiddos!!! Well Done Isaiah!!!