Lauren is in New York on Senior Trip. She has seen a lot, been to a Broadway play, walked through Central Park and this morning they were on the Today Show. We have been watching American Idol and she and I both love Jason Castro. Well last week he was voted off the show and this morning he was on the Today Show. Well she got to take a picture with him. How cool is that? I can't wait to hear all of the stories she and her friends are going to have to tell.
Graduation is Friday night with a party on Saturday night and a family get together on Sunday. It will be an awfully busy weekend but one of much excitement. Carey, my nephew, is also graduating from Brother Martin. His graduation is the week after Lauren's so at least there are not too many scheduling conflicts. The beginning of this month has been very emotional. Bryan's birthday, my birthday, Mother's day, senior chapel and graduation coming has screamed at all of us about George's absence. We purpose in our hearts to enjoy this time because it is a time of celebration and we know that is the way George would expect it to be. Our year of firsts without George also includes some other monumental life moments like Bryan turning 13, Lauren and Carey graduating, and the birth of Michael's, our nephews, first child. God is so very gracious in these moments and His comfort is tangible at times. More later, RW