BC: The Beginning...
FC: The 2009 Graduates | "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate
1: Dear God Thank you. I can't thank you enough for answered prayers. I can't thank you enough for our enemy's because they kept us going. I can't thank you enough for giving us the strength to continue on when times got rough. We used negative words to help us reach our goal and of course your love and the love of our family and friends.. | Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying "I will try again tomorrow." C/O 2009
2: We are | A family is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
3: Wynika Bachelor's Degree Michael Associate Degree | Chris High School Diploma Jamal High School Diploma
4: Always remember, you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman | Congratulations Jamal you hung in there and finished. Lots of things that couldn't be done have been done. So never give up on your dreams.
5: You will always be a winner in our eyes!
6: This is the beginning of your journey!! | You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
7: The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. | He who has never learned. to obey cannot be a good commander.
8: Chris you are a force to reckon with. You wanted something and didn't stop until you got it. Way to go CHRIS we are so proud of you.
9: Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 | The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
10: Good times! | Graduation Party for Jamal and Chris
14: I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
15: Take a bow, and applaud those who had a part in your success. | Graduation is a time to step into the future and know that you are just beginning to see the wonderful world of experiences that are yours for the asking.
17: The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana | You go girl, you hung in there and did it. | A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes.. "So always think positive."
18: Michael you did it, I'm so proud of you. Nothing can stop you now! ! ! | Losers know all the reasons it cannot be done . | Winners find a way to do it. | Mike's a Winner!! | Yeah you did it Mike
19: How blessed I am, How fortunate I've been...that you are my son and also my friend | Michael C/O 2009 | The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana
20: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. | Friendship Continued | There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
21: Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
23: "Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will." Dr. Robert Anthony"
24: It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
25: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius
28: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein | Success is setting goals but not in concrete. Staying focused but turning aside to help someone. Following a plan but remaining flexible. Moving ahead but not too fast to smell the flowers.
29: Try to discover the road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown | If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
31: If God brings you to it He will bring you through it. | Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. | Does she ever get tired of taking pictures? | No, so smile for another one.
32: If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not falling down but the staying down.. | . | It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude. | Hurt people, hurt people. Loved people, love people. Angry people, anger people.
33: When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
34: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
35: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault