2012 is a special year for our family as it is the year of Deborah’s graduation from high school, having been home schooled all the way through. She graduated with the Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) commencement ceremony in Plymouth, MN on May 19.
We hosted a celebration open house in her honor on June 10. We were all so blessed by the encouragement and support of all of those who came out to help us celebrate.
And what does the happy graduate have to say? Below is what she wrote for the MACHE ceremony booklet:
“Oh give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.” -Psalm 107:1
My heart is full of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for bring me this far. It is only by His unfailing mercy, grace, and love. Mommy and Daddy, I love you so much, and I thank you for being obedient to God in choosing to home school us kids. Thank you for sticking with me even when things were hard and for loving me through everything. Thank you for not giving up on me. You have taught me so many invaluable things. To my siblings: thank you for your love and encouragement. Dad, Mom, Sara, Abigail, Daniel, Jonathan – you are the greatest blessings in my life, and I love you all so much! This has been an incredible journey – one that I would never trade. To God be the glory!
Congratulations Deborah Joy! We are so very proud of you!