Yesterday, I went to Edda’s elementary school graduation. I guess they call it a promotion ceremony – not a “graduation”. It was held at Churchill HS – as a Wootton-ite, I enjoyed saying that I had never stepped foot into Churchill, but I can no longer claim that status.
Since Edda’s elementary school is not our home school, I know not a single parent at Edda’s school.
When Edda’s name was called by Maureen, she got up, with the help of Ms. W and walked across that stage and shook everyone’s hand. All the parents, god bless them, clapped the whole time Edda made her way across the stage.
I burst into tears.
The principal gave the graduation speech before the kids got their diploma. She had four pieces of advice:
1. Work hard.
2. Have a good attitude.
3. Be nice.
4. Believe in yourself.
I think that’s pretty spot on.