Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Announcing The High School Graduation of...

We celebrate the blessing of our homeschooling journey by announcing the High School graduation of our daughter,
Julia.
We thank God for the privilege it is to invest in her life and education.
Robert & Gloria


I would like to take this opportunity to say how extremely grateful I am to my loving parents, Bob and Gloria, for caring so tenderly for me all my life, giving me the best possible education by schooling me in our home, and being such excellent role models for me to look up to and strive to reflect. I love them more than words can express, and I firmly believe that God has been very, very good to me in providing me with such wonderful parents.
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My homeschooling has been such a pleasure to me. I have learned valuable life lessons and I have been protected from so much of the heartache, struggles, and pain that I would have been subjected to if I hadn't been homeschooled. I have developed an awesome relationship with my two younger brothers and my parents are my two best mentors, guardians, and friends.
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Mama, you are such an inspiration to me. The way you have persevered and kept on homeschooling us in the midst of many trials and constant pain from your Rheumatoid Arthritis is truly awe-inspiring. I am so glad that we have hope for the first time in 12 years for your recovery! You are the true picture of a Proverbs 31 woman, and I am hereby rising up and calling you blessed. I love you.
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Daddy - thank you so much for being the best father, protector, leader of our home, and wise patriarch that I could have ever had. You are the shining example by which I will measure all the potential suitors that will come across my path in the years to come. I am so blessed by the fact that until the time comes for me to start my own family, I will be under your loving protection and care. I love you.
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Mark and Steven,
I am so thankful that you are my brothers. It is so exciting to see the many ways you are growing up and maturing into godly young men. What would I have ever done if I had not had you two around? The house would have been so still and silent and lonely without you. You guys are the best brothers I could ever wish for. I love you.

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Miss Julia, on your home education graduation!

    I have been so blessed by your encouraging blog posts on your JewelsbyJulia blog!

    May God bless you as you graduate!
    Joyfully in Jesus,
    Elizabeth

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  2. Crongratulations, Julia! What a milestone in life, isn't it? I don't know where I would be if I hadnt been homeschooled by Mom, protected by Dad, and had a brother to have fun with.

    May God always be your guide as you embark on a new phase in life.

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  3. Awww, congratulations Julia! =:D It has been such a joy and an honor to get to know you sweetie! You are such a treasure! I hope you have a blessed journey to womanhood and many years of blessings ahead! =:D

    Love ya girl! =:D Hugs!
    ~Rachel~

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  4. Elizabeth,
    Thank you! I have been blessed by your encouraging comments as well. :)

    Ella,
    Thank you! Yes it is a milestone - a new door has opened in front of me. :)

    Rachel,
    Thank you Dearie! I so appreciate your warm friendship. (Hugs!)

    Stephanie,
    Thanks! :D

    ~Julia

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  5. Congratulations, Julia :) Homeschooling sure is a blessing, especially when you look at all that goes on in the schools nowadays... I am so thankful that my parents have chosen to homeschool me!

    Again, huge congrats :)

    Blessings to you!

    ~Noelle

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  6. Oh, Julia, congratulations! Homeschooling has been such a blessing to me and my family as well. I bet you're excited about graduating. :) May you walk the path the Lord has set before you and rely on Him for strength and wisdom in the years to come!

    ~ Love in Christ,
    Lindsay

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  7. Congratulations Julia! =D Isn't it absolutely wonderful to have a mom who stays at home to teach you? =) And a wonderful dad, and a great brother. =) All are wonderful blessings!
    Love and hugs!

    ~Madison

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  8. Congratulations dear friend! This is was such a sweet and precious post. I know your parents and brothers are so proud of you and love you so dearly. May you ever continue in the way of the righteous!

    HUGS and blessings!

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  9. Congratulations Julia! What a blessing it is to be homeschooled...

    Your sister in Christ,
    Jenna

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  10. Congratulations, Julia! May God bless you in the years that follow. :)
    ~Annie~

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  11. So pround of you, daughter! Thanks for the lovely tribute. You are a gem!
    Lots of love,
    Mama

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  12. Hello ladies!

    Thank you for each of your sweet comments! I appreciate each one of them so very much. :)

    Love & Hugs,
    ~Julia

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  13. congratulation Julia!! are you going to continure your education (college)? I am public schooled, and i think all the problems are good for Christians so they teach the word to the dark.

    sorry about that...God Bless you

    Lauren

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  14. Awww! Congratulations on your graduation Julia!

    I'm praying for you this week-

    Blessings gal!
    Your SSA

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  15. Congratulations!!! May God bless you in the next chapter of your life!

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  16. Hello Everyone,

    Thank you so much for your congratulations! :)

    Lauren Ann,
    I believe that I have been called to be a stay-at-home wife & mother, and I feel that going to college would not benefit me in the least because I can learn so well all the homemaking and housekeeping skills that I need to know from my own dear mother. :)

    As for the topic of Christians in public school, I can see that we will probably have to agree to disagree. :)

    Love & Blessings,
    Julia

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  17. Congratulations Julia!
    ~Joanna

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  18. That's so sweet! I can't wait to hear about your life after homeschool...

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