Saturday, June 4, 2022

Wish for You

When Jolie was in first grade, she came home excited to announce that there would be no school on Columbus Day. Curious what she had learned, I asked if she knew who Christopher Columbus was. “Yes,” she answered. “He used to be a man, but now he’s a statue.”

I’m proud to report that she has learned a thing or two since then, and will be graduating high school tomorrow.
It has me nostalgic for the night before she started kindergarten. We overheard her at her little sister’s bedside, explaining that things were about to change. “Tomorrow I’m going to be gone at school,” she said. “And you’re going to wish for me.” It was her little way of saying she knew she would be missed, and indeed she was.
Best of luck to our JoJo on her adventures at BYU next year, and beyond. We wish for you already.

Class of 97/22

Two graduation videos taken exactly 25 years apart. By sheer coincidence, Jolie and I both entered front row, second from the left. No press...