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Friday, June 8, 2012

The Fork in the Road

        Hi folks, how are you doing on this fine day? Today the sun is shining,the birds are singing, and I am grinning ear to ear. My son Jacob will Graduate from High School tomorrow. Now for any parent who is in my shoes whether it is their first child getting ready to take the first step in their journey toward being an independent young adult, or they like me, have experienced the overwhelming sadness and joy of watching their child walk toward toward the "Fork in the Road". 
        Now the emotions of sadness, this emotion is seeing your child, that seems like only yesterday, just started on his/her path of education. The path of knowing how to gain a knowledge of Math so he/she may be able to get a job and know how to properly use his/her money. The path of English and Vocabulary, so that he/she may be able to speak properly in an interview for getting into the college of their choice, or that first job, so they can properly articulate their wants, their goals. The path of Reading, Penmenship, and Grammar, so that they may understand an application and be able to write the answer in proper sentences and have it be legible to those who have to read what they wrote. Lastly, and foremost, the path to God. Without taking this path do I think could any of the other paths have been accomplished. For it is with God all things can be accomplished. 
        The Joy is seeing your child having worked hard, studied hard, and prayed hard, and to have overcome the many hurdles to reach their goals and dreams, to say " I Did It" !!!!!! To put on that Cap & Gown and walk away from their childhood toward the "Fork in the Road" as a young adult. 
        Now some students will go on to University, some will start out at Community College first, some may join the Service, some may go to Technical School, or some may choose to go to a School of Theology, the "Forks" are many. Regardless of which "Fork" our Sons or Daughters may choose, we need to reiterate that, as long as they continue to carry God in their heart, in their thoughts and in their actions, God will protect them, God will support them, God will never abandon them. 
        So again, it is with great sadness that they are no longer a child, but it is with great joy they have grown into fine young adults that we proudly see our children now choose for themselves their "Fork in the Road". 
        I am so very PROUD of my son. I'm proud of all the Sons and Daughters who are Graduating. God Speed to all.

1 Peter 2: 9-10
“But you are a chosen people. You are priests to your king. You are a holy nation. You are God’s very own people. All this is so that you will tell how good he is. He called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
At one time you were not God’s people. But now you are God’s people. At one time you did not know God’s kindness. Now you do.
My son Jacob, we are so very proud of the young man you have become. Choose your fork wisely, Keep God in your heart and you will do great things.


  1. Congratulations Jacob. My daughter graduated two years ago and I remember the feeling very well. I have a son who will be graduating next year. He's my baby and I can't imagine what it will be like knowing both of my kids are out of high school.

    1. Thank you for commenting. Graduation was bttersweet for his dad and I. Jacob had battled learning disabilities for many years. He fought his way through, with hard work and praying to God to keep my patience. He even got to experience Honor Roll before he graduated. I have 2 more to get to their "Fork in the Road". So I am going to enjoy every moment until that next one arises. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts as you raise up your last baby. I'd like to think that no matter how old they get, they'll always be our babies.
      God Bless,

  2. Congratulations to your son on his achievement and to you for helping him to achieve it! I remember that feeling of puffed out proud Mummy chest that we get when we seem them go out into the world.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on the envelopes with the secret box inside, wish I could take credit for the idea, but alas, no! LOL I used a tutorial I found years ago... on You Tube, you will find it here: - I did change it up a bit with my decoration, but the tut will give you the 'how to'. hugs Annette