Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Zoe Graduates 8th Grade!!!!

 Congratulations, Zoe- we are so proud of you!!!!!


Zoe was very excited to go to school for her ceremony.  We were not allowed to go but we had a live link so we could watch and cheer Zoe on.  Ailsa is still doing virtual school so she was able to watch with us.  Grandma Sheena was able to watch all the way from British Columbia!  And Grandad Alan was able to watch from his condo 5 mins away.  Zoe loved hearing their voices.  

Zoe was awarded the music award.  She was very proud of herself and kept talking/ vocalizing the entire time her teacher was talking about her.  It was pretty funny.  You can't keep that girl quiet when she has something to say.


Gavin had a major health scare recently and that was really hard (obviously!).  Covid restrictions made things even harder for their girls since they could not see daddy for three weeks. With Gavin being critically ill and the news that another one of the 1p36 children we hold close in our hearts has died, we really appreciate these moments of celebration.  It is so hard to believe Zoe is going to highschool next year!  There have been scary times when we didn't think she would make it to graduation but here she is- beautiful, strong and amazing.  And we are so very grateful for that.

Recently I read an article about Howie Mandel and his mental health struggles.  He said something that really resonated:
"I'm broken.  But this is my reality.  I know there is going to be darkness again- and I cherish every moment of light."

We have been so very lucky in this life to have Zoe and two other amazing girls.  And many bright moments of light.  

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