Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Congrats Grad!

Is it ever too late to chase your dreams?
I've been feeling OLD lately and keep thinking about all of the things I probably won't be able to do in life. Not that it's important, but there are some things that I think would be really cool to do. Like...go on a train ride west for weeks, go to Italy, Hawaii, Alaska. (not on the same trip!) Live in weird places. Point to a spot on a map and go there etc. I'm just realizing that most of these have to do with travel! There are more, but that's what comes to mind now. Some of these things hopefully will happen someday but some...probably not! And that's Ok.

Last night we went to a graduation. The graduate was my husband's 60 year old father!!!

A little over a year ago, due to the recession and all, he was one of the many in this country who found themselves laid off and without a job. He filled out application after application but no luck. So he decided to make good use of his time and go back to school. He's always loved to tinker around with electrical stuff. He wired some of the stuff here when we remodled. We were all kinda shocked when he told us about his plans but were all pretty much supportive.

He went to the local Vo-tech and after a year of hard work, he received a "skilled laborer" type degree. I sat there last night watching him file in and be surrounded by high school kids for the most part, (There were a few other "gray haired" folks too) and thought " cool"! And it made me think that you are NEVER too old to dream!
Senator Mike Brubaker was the speaker.
And then, after he received his certificate his name was called and he also received a "special merit" award. None of us can really remember what it was for....we were shocked. He couldn't remember either when we asked him later! He was totally surprised too! The speaker and other teachers kept talking about how thankful they were for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who supported the graduates. We were thinking "What about their kids?!"
Way to go Dad..we're proud of you!! We're praying that the right job would come your way!


  1. That is too cool. Makes you feel like you can achieve your dreams at any's silly how we feel so old already when we really aren't.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I just graduated myself at age 29. It's nice to have it behind me. Now if I can just find a job.... but the Lord is taking care! Thank you for visiting my blog AND for your kind words!

    ~Miss A