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My firstborn graduates from high school!
« on: June 23, 2007, 09:00:21 AM »
Sarah's graduation was a trip that took from Tuesday, June 12 to Thursday night, June 14. During that period of time we had a picnic, a banquet, a graduation, learning seminars, games, a graduation rehearsal, a tour of the library, and a tour of the seminary building and the satellite uplink center, from which the satellite for their schooling is sent. I've pictured some of the week below for you.

Here's a front view of BOB JONES UNIVERSITY Rodeheaver Auditorium, which is where Sarah's graduation was held on June 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Sarah is on the right here by Selah Villaneuvia and Kimberly Schmidt.

Here's the whole gang of us who came to see Sarah graduation. This includes my family, both of her grandparents still alive, and some other relatives and one friend.

A group of kids rejoicing that they've completed high school!

Sarah was fixing her computer here so that I could take more pictures with her camera.

GRADUATION REHEARSAL took  place that afternoon at 12:30 p.m. before the ceremony at 3. Chuck Nicholas was in charge. He was my sister's speech teacher! He was hard on the kids but the result was a superb ceremony, well done with very few mistakes. And, by the way, I have no problem with him being hard on the kids. They responded well and learned and changed their behaviors so that the ceremony was one that was Christ honoring and enjoyable for everyone.

More grads.

It was fun to watch entire families gather around their graduates!

Here's our family.

MORE grads having a blast while posing for the camera.

Here's a guy who's totally relaxed before the graduation begins.

Here's a group of girls before graduation, waiting for it to begin. All smiles.

Mrs. Vick teaches a lot of the classes via pre-recorded classes. Everyone loves her! Andy and Deborah surround her at our session of MEET THE TEACHERS.

Some of the senior girls are all gabbing about future plans here after Baccaleureate.

Sarah and Andy are flanking their Geometry and Pre-Calculus teacher, Mrs. Genco.

Both of the boys pictured here are blind. They did a great job maneuvering the graduation with their canes and a little bit of help from Mr. Rich Koehler, during the receiving of the diplomas. The rest of the time some of the girls from our group helped them. It was exciting to see kids with disabilities participating in every one of the activities.

We took a trip into the library, since Sarah's such a big library fan. Here we can see row after row of library books. Most are for research.

The kids found the world's longest sofa there in the entryway of the library!

Here she is in the library!

BJU has been around for 80 years. Here's a room in the library that is set up as a display room. Sarah is examining the memories posted here.

Sarah and her cousin, Deborah, are studying a huge book of maps.

We also took a tour through the seminary building which has all kinds of interesting displays as well.

Each year at BJU, they get the Preacher Boys' class and take a picture of them in some kind of formation. In this cross are both Ken's dad and my dad somewhere. We took a close-up picture so that maybe my dad could pick him out!

Andy, Peter and I take a rest with some beautiful stained glass in the background. They make all their stained glass there at BJU.

On Wednesday evening we had a picnic in the pavilion. Andy snapped a couple of pictures here of the pavilion with us waiting for the picnic to begin.

The kids got to take a tour of the Satellite office and Homesat broadcast rooms where their live classes are broadcast from. Here Peter can be seen by SOME of the monitors that the teachers use to teach our kids "from afar."

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If you look closely you can actually see Andy's head on the tv screen, as he's being photographed for the viewing. However, we weren't LIVE, so nothing was being broadcast over the satellite signal.

Here's my parents at the banquet. In case you recognize her, Mom is the one who does most of the coupon cutting around here. Her picture is elsewhere on the site.
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Re: My firstborn graduates from high school!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 04:15:56 AM »
Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.
Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

( now maybe...maybe you will say that i will search my father from D.N.A, or i will prove it by photo's, or many other thing's which i will get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So you have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is your mother. you cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

Why should you waste your time?
all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
im not talking these all things from my own.

in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.

if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit sex, No gambling, No drugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit sex, no gambling, no drugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( {Bookmark it })
read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, sex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.


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Re: My firstborn graduates from high school!
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 01:03:15 PM »
Sarah's story is really interesting