Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Magna Cum Laude


I remember this. It wasn't that long ago.


He made such good use of his years here. He grew and grew. His technical skill, his artistry, his friendships, his responsibility, his leadership. His life.


He's nineteen, and sort of fearless. Sort of. I've told him he doesn't have to support himself yet. Not til he's twenty-one. He looks at me witheringly. He's ready.


It makes me teary. It makes me happy.

33 comments:

hotpinksky35 said...

I remember reading that post about him going to SCAD when you first posted it ahhh Has it been that long? Have I been reading the blog that long?

Congrats to the (very) young and talented grad.

Anonymous said...

Wow - already? I remember not so long ago when he was only just heading off to SCAD. Look out world, here comes Giles!

Lisa said...

Yes, congratulations, Giles! I also remember that post.

Lisateresa

Rose said...

Congratulations Giles! As a former high school teacher (in Australia) I've followed your transition from home schooling to college/uni with interest. All the best for the next bend in the road.

And Anna and The Composer: take a bow.

Anonymous said...

It seems like he left just yesterday! What a handsome boy!

Rie

Very Verdant said...

Awe, congratulations Giles!

Janet Costello said...

I love the family portrait - really great! Thanks for sharing it.

Janel said...

Wow. Another vote for "Has it really been that long?"

Congratulations! To each of you. : )

Katie said...

Congratulations to Giles, and hats off to Anna and the Composer!!! Your whole family is an inspiration to us all! *Psalm 112:1-2*

Blessings,
Katie

p.s. Did he speed through curriculum to graduate high school early or did he take dual h.s./college credit? However it was accomplished, it was obviously accomplished in obedience to the Lord's will! How wonderful! =)

maven said...

Congratulations all around!

Anonymous said...

Did Giles graduate early? Congratulations! How exciting!

Lisa said...

Teary and happy? Oh yes, this is a bittersweet age.

Kathryn said...

Congratulations to your son!!!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations to your son!!!

Kate said...

Congratulations!

~Kate

Holly said...

Beautiful family, Anna. Congratulations! You and your husband have prepared him well if he can't wait to be on his own. It's a great indicator of a secure foundation.

silly lilly's said...

Congratulations to your family once again!

Anonymous said...

Awe....yes, I have one of those, a adult-child with success in their hearts. Very teary eyed times in a mother's life. Congratulations, job well done on bringing another fine, young man into adulthood.

Anonymous said...

Bittersweet beginnings.......

Maria Ricci

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations. Mary Brooke

Margo said...

congrats to Giles! the world is wide open. . .

A.D. said...

Congratulations to grad AND parents! You all deserve it. He has turned out to be a fine young man; you are entitled to be proud.

The Vosslers said...

Wonderful! And he's graduating at only 19? Wow!

Farrah said...

Congratulations! What's next for your young man?

Julie said...

You have a very lovely family - you well and truly deserve to be proud of them and their achievements.

Carol said...

Congratulations to Giles for graduating magna cum laude and at such a young age!!!

(in MD)

Friend W said...

That is the funny thing about kids, they tend to grow up. Seems like just the other day, I was graduating high school, then undergrad, then grad... Where does the time go? We humans are confined to time and always in a state of change. That is why it is so amazing that God is not and stays the same so that we don't have to worry about him going away or "growing up." God has definitely been good to your family. Many blessings for you all!

Polly said...

Congratulations!!!!

Posts like this are so hard to wrap my mind around--the passage of time, & the reality that one day my son (turned 4 yesterday) will be on his own. It seems like too much! But what a blessing, for you to see the fruits of years of your own love and labor.

Anonymous said...

He's a handsome & accomplished young man....his parents, understandably proud of him!

Congratulations, Giles!

sincerely,
Brenda

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

Congrats to Giles! Did he complete a two year program? It seems like he just started SCAD!

Anna said...

A full BFA--three years spent at SCAD after a year at our local university!

Cheryl said...

So very happy for all of you Anna. :) Gosh....I remember when he went off to school. Wow!!! Time flies!!! Blessings to all of you. :)

Rona's Home Page said...

Congratulations!

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