The homeschool association puts together a lovely evening -- Holy Mass, followed by a graduation ceremony in which the parents present their children (I mean young adults -- eek!) with their diplomas, followed by a reception.
I'm not generally very concerned with ceremonies -- outside of liturgy, that is. I guess as a Roman Catholic, it's a little ironic that I love the ritual of Catholic liturgy but spurn ritual and ceremony in so many other areas. For example, some moms apparently say things like, "Well, if we can have a real graduation ceremony, then I guess I can do this homeschooling thing," whereas I am more inclined to say things like, "Whew -- we homeschool! We don't have to sit through all that deadly dull stuff."
Not that my goddaughter's graduation was deadly dull. It wasn't. It was lovely. And if Anne-with-an-e wants such ritual and ceremony to be a lovely part of her lovely graduation next year, then we have a plan.
Still working on my book deadline* but I've been missing my blog, and my readers. So. Hi.
Here's a reason I love the month of May:
* The project is actually done, but there's some end-of-the-book documentation, etc. to complete. When everything is done, Ramona and I are looking forward to making teacup cakes!
(Image and cupcake recipe at Sweet Paul.)