(Sorry about the lateness on this update, folks!! I’d hoped to upload it before the grad ceremony started, but it’s been a CRAZY day!)
My baby* sister graduated from Grade 12 today!! It wasn’t the best or most exciting of ceremonies, since if you’ve seen one grad you’ve pretty much seen them all, but it was still a huge event for me. Not only does this mean that all of my siblings are grown up, but all of our family came together for the first time in years to celebrate. My grandma, grandpa, uncles and aunts were all there to see her walk across the stage to pick up her diploma…. And then again to grab an academic scholarship for excellence and community service!
My sister doesn’t do things halfway!! And I’m incredibly proud of her for it!
Anyway, I’ve just seen her and her date* off to the banquet tonight, and now my mom and I are kicking back to some well-deserved rest after putting together a big party for her on Saturday and running her around between events today.
So, a big congratulations to my sister!!! I hope she has an amazing time tonight, and I know that whatever she does in the future, it will make for AH-MAY-ZING stories when she gets back.
Oh, also, about the picture. The shawl that she is wearing was made by me, and has a tribal-style raven across the back, so that’s what those weird black patches on the side are. The bird at the top is also a raven, which is appropriate, because that’s her middle name!
* She’s out of school now, so I don’t know if I get to keep calling her my “baby” sister. (At least to her face.***)
** Dude looked like a First Nations Clark Kent. I’m serious.
*** Yes, I’m the oldest and teasing her is my job, but she’s been in the military and knows how to fire a rocket launcher, so there’s only so much teasing a wussy little civvy like me can get away with.