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Kindergarten is Over...

...forever in the Chilson house!  Yes, our last kindergarten scholar "graduated" {at home, of course} Thursday morning, 28 of April.  She was so excited, and Momma cried.

The Graduate!

Okay, so the gown is a little big for a six year old.  Well, Big Sister, Daughter #2, graduates on May 17th, so the gown is getting double duty!  {don't you think it was sweet for the Big Sister to let Littlest Sister wear her gown, mortarboard and tassel before she gets a chance?}

Diploma Awarded

Mom (Teacher/Principal) and Graduate

Dad (Administrator) and Graduate

Officially Graduated!!

Kindergarten is a BIG accomplishment!  She can read; write in cursive; add and subtract.  She memorized scripture and poems, and is ready for first grade!

"Daughter #7...Congratulations on your big day! 
Daddy and I are so proud of you!  We love you!"


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My Mother's Gentle Love

My Mother's Gentle Love
by Ron Hamilton
Who puts a band-aid on my knee?
Who holds me close so tenderly?
Who always sees the best in me?
There’s no one like mother.

Who always wipes my tears away?
Who tells me I’ll be great some day?
Who cares in such a gentle way?
There’s no one like mother.

My mother’s gentle love, my mother’s gentle love
Has taught me of God’s tender care, and turned my eyes above.
I’ll bless her all my days for all her gentle ways.
Oh, how I thank my Lord above for my mother’s gentle love.

Today is my mother's viewing, and tomorrow is her funeral.  The song above so much describes my mom.  She loved her four children so very much!  Before she had children, she was a nurse for "special care" babies~~"old" term for NICU.  Once she started having children she gave up her career to stay at home and raise her own babies. Thanks, Mom!

Thank you, Daddy, for allowing Mom to stay at home and raise us four children!

Graduation 2017 Post

Finally, here are pictures from Son #6 and Daughter #5's graduation.  I finally figured out what I was doing wrong downloading pictures!!

Sad Turned Happy

Six years ago today my family's heart was broken by the death of my mother.  Today turned happy because Grandbaby number 11 was born!  Grandson W was born at 12:38 pm, weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces, and 22 1/2 inches long!  Daughter #1 and babe are doing well!!!!! (pictures will follow later once the parents have a chance to brag on their own!!!)