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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Event Number One - Cassie

We had Cassie's grade 6 ceremony on Thursday morning.  

They started by coming in with either a handbell or a candle, and handed them off to the grade 5 students. Like the passing of the torch, I suppose.  It was a pretty cool moment for them.

What really knocked me on my sentimental butt was when Cassie was standing at the door, waiting for her turn to walk in (she was last). A woman behind me, whom I didn't know, said to the person she was sitting with "Man, I love that kid!".  That was MY kid she was talking about. Sometimes it can be an amazing moment to see your child through someone else's eyes. This was one of those times. 

The girl on Cassie's right is the daughter of the woman who loves my Cassie. 

When the kids got called up to get their gift from their teachers, Cassie got a huge applause, and cheering and yelling.  And it wasn't just from her Dad! She has only been at this school for three years, but has obviously made a good impression with many people. She is a good student and a good person!  I was so proud!

She was having a happy/sad moment at the end.  All of her friends are going to a different school than her for Junior High. Cass will be going to a sports school. For many with would be fine, but our kids, because we tend to move every few years, have had to do a lot of that.  It would have been nice for her to go into Junior High having some friends.  Junior High is hard enough as it is.

Afterwards, the kids all went outside with a balloon and released them.  It was a very nice day.

Congratulations Cassie!! Have fun in grade 7!  And keep working hard!


Lilly said...

What a beautiful young girl she is! Congratulations Cassie!! And Mom and Dad too.

Betty said...

Yeah for Cassie! I wish I could have been there to hear the cheers. It makes a mother´s heart swell!
Congrats to her and to you for raising such a popular beautiful girl! I hope she finds friends in the new school soon. The right friends, that is!!

Anonymous said...

I am sure glad she takes after her father!!! LOL I love my little Buddy, you go get them girl!!!

Claremont First Ward said...

Ah......pulls at my heartstrings too.

Ronda's Rants said...

All of your girls are so beautiful!
She is just stunning...I can see why you are so proud!

Melissa said...

How exciting.... Congrats Cassie!!!

wy-not said...

Congrats Cassie. We're all so proud of you!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

What a sweet post! The pic of her crying made me tear up. I wish her the best in 7th grade.