Today was a busy Sunday at church. Our teens returned from camp yesterday. There were many salvation decisions during the week. They were all still in high spirits today. Of course it was our last day to be with our little church family. We enjoyed a potluck fellowship after the morning service and went right into an early evening service. We were all done by 3 p.m.
Today was even more special for us because it was the day our #1 son, Aaron graduated from High School. This is what I said before I presented Aaron with his diploma:
Most of you know me, some may not. I am Mrs. Beth Ledford, homeschool teacher, and administrator of El Cerrito Baptist Academy. For the last twelve years I've had one student, Aaron. Today it is with great pleasure that I present Aaron with his high school diploma.
About 17 years ago, my husband and I made the commitment that we would do our best to educate Aaron at home. We've seen many benefits , through the years, regarding our efforts of home education.
Aaron has performed extraordinarily well in all his studies. He has shown courage and determination. Aaron has also demonstrated patience when neither of us knew quite how to proceed.
For twelve years I have prayed about this day. I've prayed I would be able to bring it pass with the best of my abilities. I believe today is that proof.
Aaron, now you can only apply what you've been taught. It is my one desire, that with the rest of your life you'll continue to do as the scripture says:
II Peter 3:18
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be the glory both now and forever. AMEN"