Congratulations to my twin nieces who graduated high school Wednesday, June 19, 2013. It was a gorgeous non humid bright sunny day for the outside graduation ceremony. There were close to 1000 graduating. The class leaders announced each graduate’s name as they received their diploma. Even with the speeches, the ceremony was not dull or drawn out. It was absolutely beautiful.
I have been a 2nd mom to my twin nieces, as we have always lived in the same household. Time has truly flown by. It does not seem that long ago that the were born 2 months premature. They are such a joy! God bless them both as they continue their academic career in meeting the challenges of college.
The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.
My late father was absolutely the greatest. He was an excellent family man. I am around many people today and even going back some years who do not know what it is like to be raised by a man like my father. He struck the right cord in the household growing up. He was not rigid and dictatorial. He commanded respect without demanding it. I could always talk to him.
My father was very friendly. I remember him talking to a couple of my 5th grade classmates who did not know I was his daughter. When they found out he was my father, I was told of him being so nice and being so handsome. When I run into men who grew up in the neighborhood, they talk of how my father stopped his outside work around the house to talk to them and how they appreciated and learned from those talks. He once mentioned when I was in my late teens how he eventually made peace with a person on his job that did not like him. I wondered how could anybody not like my father!
On my Facebook page, a former church member of my former Philly church commented on my father’s love for music and singing. He sang tenor and did solos. He especially loved sacred music and traditional hymns. The hymn for this Sunday music post is O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing. My father thought he knew all the hymns. So it surprised him to hear this hymn for the first time in the 1980s. He loved it right away.
Being that we are in the Memorial Holiday Weekend while honoring the heroes who lost their lives protecting our country, let us enjoy a beautiful moment of Dia Clark’s high school graduation when her army reserve sergeant 1st class hero father surprises her.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Her children arise and call her blessed…
I am blessed to still have my 87-year-old mother with me. She weathered 2 bouts with cancer, an amputated toe and suffered a mild heart attack. Praise the Lord, she is still here and doing well! Her mind is as sharp as ever. I shared about my mother on this blog and on my former blog. To read more go here. It was a post celebrating my mother’s birthday, but it told the most about her.
My mother just discovered Wess Morgan and she does not like to miss church and enjoys worshipping the Lord.