We have had the pleasure of living in the “Friendly City” of Woodsboro our entire lives. We both grew up here and made the choice to raise our children here…and what a choice it’s been!
We have had ups and downs along the way, as in all small towns and even cities. Nothing is “hunky dory” all the time; and yet knowing what we know now and having had the experiences we have had, we still wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here.
This last Friday our son Jared graduated from WHS, where the passing of the flower chain from exes to seniors and then from the graduates to the upcoming seniors celebrated its 80th consecutive year. We feel so fortunate that our children are in a school and community so rich with tradition.
Following graduation we, along with Jared’s close friend Logan and his family, commemorated their graduation with a dinner and dance. Little did any of us know a year ago when planning commenced what a celebration it would turn out to be.
None of us knew we’d be filled with so many emotions of gratitude, pride, love, respect, honor, and humility. We were so humbled and overwhelmed by the amount of friends and relatives who chose to be with us; and not for the food, the music or even to check out the décor; but because this community supports our children, ALL children.
We would be remissed if we didn’t publicly thank everyone for the kindness, care and support that everyone has shown Jared during his 18 years here. The impact of a pat on the back after a football game, uplifting words of encouragement or even a handshake after church can be colossal to an impressionable young man.
Jared has been described as a respectful and caring young man, we cannot take all the credit for that. Every one of you has at some point helped to shape and influence him in some way. Thank you for being a part of his life.
Please keep him and all his classmates in your prayers as they embark on new endeavors and that they may always be proud to a part of this large family we call Woodsboro!