Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jordan Da Grad Bomb!

He did it.  Jordan graduated from highschool! 

To commemorate this super special day, we threw a big party in honor of Jordan's achievements.  The ceremony consisted of music presentations, a blessing from our pastor, Jordan receiving his diploma and giving his special speech, food, fellowship, and a big folk dance on the lawn!  The Lord answered our prayers and the weather was just beautiful--couldn't ask for anything better!

Thanks to Evan S. for graciously taking the ceremony pictures for us!  He did a fantastic job!

 All the preparations turned into a beautiful setting!

It's just gorgeous!

 Daddy opening the festivities.

We kicked things off with some music and worship.  Our good friend, Cecily, joined us on the Bodhran!  Once a member of One Accord, always a member of One Accord.  ;)

We sang "My Lighthouse".

I'm trying to master the art of playing and singing at the same time, but I can only to chops and pizzicato!  (That's a start, I guess.)

Cecily giving us some percussion.

Yes, we were having a lot of fun up there!

And then it was time for the speaking.

Our Pastor Rabbi gave Jordan a blessing and some words of wisdom.

 Praying over him.

And there is the coveted diploma!


Daddy sharing more wisdom.  
(Such a great picture of him too!)



It's official, folks!

Success!

Jordan giving his speech.

 Shiloh was able to get these pictures...


There's proof that she had the camera.  ;)



After they had finished with the presentation, we girls sang a special song for Jordan.

Here are the words sung to the tune of "Acres of Clams":

Have you heard from over this country,
A lad who will talk off your ear?
But never when he is sleepin’,
So there’s nothin’ at all you should fear! 

So Jordan, oh Jordan’s a graduate,
He’s officially done with highschool.
But that won’t stop him from sayin’:
That home education it rules.

Have you seen from over this country,
A pianist who’s tickling the keys?
From Mozart, to Mahler, to mayhem,
He can play it all with expertise.

So Jordan, oh Jordan’s a graduate,
He’s officially done with highschool.
But that won’t stop him from sayin’:
That home education it rules.

Have you heard from over this country,
A lad who loves learning to drive?
There’s times he can get excited,
But I’m glad in one piece we arrive!

So Jordan, oh Jordan’s a graduate,
He’s officially done with highschool.
But that won’t stop him from sayin’:
That home education it rules.

Have you seen from over this country,
A lad so incredibly fine?
He loves the Lord God his Saviour,
With all his heart, strength, soul, and mind.

So Jordan, oh Jordan’s a graduate,
He’s officially done with highschool.
But that won’t stop him from sayin’:
That home education it rules!
The came the fun part... dancing!  And that continued way after dark.  :)

Since I was busy calling the dance, I wasn't able to take any pictures... Mrs. B. kindly let me use the pictures she got of the dancing!

 This was a fun dance that anyone who wanted to could join in on called, "Walk in the Light".





Time to eat!
It was a delicious feast and wonderful dessert... complete with ice cream (actually, I don't think anything is complete unless there is ice cream)!

Mommy took these last few pictures:
Dancing after dark.
The Christmas lights and torches looked lovely as the twinkled around the twirling dancers!

Group picture!
(Sadly, a few people left before this and consequently didn't end up in the picture.)
 Group picture followed by a group photobomb.  :)

Congratulations Jordan!

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
~Proverbs 3:5-6

1 comment:

Elanee said...

What a great post Bethany:) I loved seeing pictures of the special day:) what a great time we had:) it was such a blessing to be a part of Jordan's party:)