Christi's Class Graduated and an Honorary Diploma Awarded to Christi!
Months ago we were notified by the Seneca East High School principal that some of Christi's classmates had asked for Christi to be awarded an honorary diploma with them at graduation. You can't even believe how very touched we were by that - amazing kindness and thoughtfulness! Little did we know they would give us reserved seats, escort our family out and have a balloon release with "Christi" written on every balloon. I cried before, during and afternoon the ceremony - of course missing Christi and longing for her to be there and wondering what she'd be like today, but also crying tears of joy for amazing students we are so proud of and for their incredible compassion and love still shown for our family and for our bubbly little one who I know is always with them.
|I quickly thanked every School Board Member and Administrator and told them we really appreciated their kindness.|
|Wow! So kind! Christi's honorary diploma from Seneca East High School|
|We are grateful for this quite little spot in front of the school.|
|A hug from one of Christi's best friends - Kaylyn who will always be treasured by our whole family.|
|I had the pleasure of serving as Owen's kindergarten and 7th grade teacher. Christi always liked Owen so of course we all did! He is a class act and was voted Class President. Congratulations, sweet Owen! We love you!|
|Shayla with Christi's other best friend, Theresa! We are so glad she's not going too far away for college; this way we can always be there for her if she ever needs us!|
|Ben was one of Christi's favorite guys. She always had great things to tell us about Ben as she really enjoyed being around him at school. Our very best wishes to a fine young man!|
|As soon as I realized all of the graduates' balloons had the same thing written on them, I started crying again. Too sweet!|