Last evening we joined an auditorium of folks celebrating the achievements of family and loved ones. The school Brock graduated from, Valley Pathways, is not what you would call a "traditional school" yet it works very well for those who need a different kind of learning environment.
Last evening, 73 students celebrated the achievement of high school graduation,
our middle child included.
Each advisor had their advisees on stage and individually spoke about each of them.
They know their students very well.
The advisors know the struggles that many of these young people face in their lives
and have made it their life's work to help them succeed.
And this one has.
Life isn't always fair.
We are all handed a different bag of tricks and the tools to deal with the tricks.
We all have a different path to follow.
Sometimes we take the wrong fork on the road and need help in redirecting our lives.
Sometimes the speed bumps can be of mountainous proportions,
yet with perserverance our goals are achievable ...
one step at a time.
Today, as he takes this step, I am so very proud of him.
My middle child.
My youngest son.
He will find his way.
It will involve quite a journey.
He doesn't like to do things the easy way.
He wants to be a mechanic and he will be ... one way or another.