We have our first graduate!
Shannon at the beginning of March…and a week ago!
She is off to her new foster family in Dingyuan now. We are sad to see her leave, but know we must let her go. She’s graduated, we’ve done our job in the home to bring her to this moment, but it’s not easy to say goodbye. Here is what our home manager said in his email this morning:
Shannon was sent back to Dingyuan today. We all hugged her and parted with mixed feelings. She is our precious. We love her and feel bad sending her away, however we also feel happy for her, for she is going to have a new life with a new look. Here are the photos taken this morning.
Speaking of photos…just like at any graduation there were a million taken of Shannon! I think everyone wanted to have a picture to remember her by. Here are just a fraction of the pictures I have .
Shannon and Zhang Ming
Shannon saying good-bye to Paddy
While we are on the subject of graduations, I’d like to share my stateside graduates with you too!
Brian beginning life in the “real world” after graduation from law school.
Caitlin finishing her college career and beginning seminary in the fall
Kevin, moving on to elementary school and
the big yellow bus with his brother and sister!