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Sean received his Bachelor Degree this past Saturday on June 14th.
The ceremony was beautiful, the weather was perfect. Mother Nature loves Sean too. Words cannot express how proud I am of my son.
As a mother and especially as a homeschool mother, watching him walk into the stadium was an amazing feeling. It wasn’t just that he was graduating–it was knowing how hard he worked to earn his degree. It was knowing that all the effort I had put into homeschooling was worth it. It was knowing he had developed a true love for learning–which was what I had hoped for.
I am grateful for the support of homeschool pioneers like Karen Fogle who supported my decision to pull Sean out of public school and bring him home. She taught a short course for parents who did not have a two year college degree. She bypassed the formalities and gave me a fast “pass” which allowed me to remove Sean from public school immediately. She believed in my ability to teach Sean even though I had never graduated high school! I soon discovered that home teaching isn’t anything like regular school. I believe modeling social interactions and my own love of learning and life helped encourage Sean to do the same. At one point Sean took off on his own and left me in his academic dust! It was an awesome experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
We love you Sean!
CONGRATULATIONS to Olivia too ! Olivia is Sean’s girlfriend of three years. We love Olivia and it made the graduation extra special to see her walking with our son. You two will go far. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–I couldn’t have hand picked a better woman and partner for Sean. Olivia is as intelligent as she is beautiful and we are proud of her too!
We love you Olivia!
Sean is planning on applying to graduate school. His father and I wish him the best in whatever direction he chooses to travel in life. I signed his card with a quote by Mahatma Gandhi which I will close with now:
We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
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Quincy Jones gave a wonderful speech! You can listen to a clip on YouTube.
Sean climbed up the bleachers to join us after the ceremony.
He then immediately called to find Olivia!