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S: Peggy's Graduates 2011

BC: We'll be back!

FC: "Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours." ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven | Graduates of 2011

1: Friendships - made in a day, lasting for a lifetime.

2: "Don't count the years...count the memories."

4: Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. | One who finds a friend, finds a treasure. ~Italian Proverb

7: Friendship is the golden thread that ties all hearts together.

8: "A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight." ~Unknown

9: "A baby girl... one of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today." | "Being a parent means never having a minute... yet always making a moment." - Michael Nolan

10: I believe in angels, the kind Heaven sends. I am surrounded by angels, but I call them my best friends.

11: A little heaven on earth...

13: Winter's chill is nothing, for friends warm the heart.

14: How Sweet It is To Be Loved By You! | You welcomed Calista into your home & heart when she was 3 months old in June 2006. She was "high-maintenance" from the very beginning.

15: Lots of character and very little hair. | With two fingers in her mouth at all times, she blossomed into a beautiful, young girl under your guidance.

16: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words | We hope you will remember the little red-headed girl for her humor, wit & love and forget her very loud temper tantrums.

17: Cherish The Ones You Love | Peggy, You have been teacher, friend and family to all three of us for the past 5 years. We probably could have come this far without you, but we wouldn't have wanted to. Love, Calista, Pam & Lance Styles

19: "I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends." Walt Whitman

20: Luke was 5 months old (Aug. 2005) when you started watching him. One year later (top middle photo), he looked like a little boy. Grant was born in Janurary, 2007, and you began watching him in August of that year (bottom left).

21: Here is Luke starting preschool (top left, Aug. 2008). We were shocked when you told us Grant did not suck his thumb at your house! (Sept. 2009). Luke starting kindergarten (Aug. 2010) and Grant preschool (Aug. 2010). Boys at LegoLand (Jan. 2011).

22: Thank you for helping to shape Luke's energetic and inquisitive personality, and for teaching him to have a kind heart. | Thank you for fostering Grant's wonderful imagination and desire to play.

23: Luke wants you to always remember, "Go Bucks!"

24: A friend is a present you give yourself." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

25: To the world you may be one person, but to me you are the world.

27: Peggy, you have been nothing less than a Godsend. From the first day we met you, we knew our precious girl was in the right hands. But...

28: It didn't take long to realize that your caring heart extends beyond just the children -- you became a friend to us parents, as well.

29: No one could feel the blessing of your friendship more than I: at the darkest time in our lives, your generous spirit, prayers, listening ear, and kindness were a source of light for me. And thanks to your wisdom and love, Carina didn't have to feel that this new difference made her different. | I sincerely believe that God doesn't allow tragedy without balancing it with joy. And I sincerely believe that you, Peggy, were part of God's plan. Carina and I lost a father and husband, but our family expanded: you are part of our family. (I remember how disappointed she'd be on the days she didn't get to go to Peggy's!) We just love you. - Wendy and Carina Nikolai

30: Children are like wet cement: whatever falls on them makes an impression. | A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. ~Homer

32: Peggy, we'll let you in on a little secret: | We'll go incognito... | There's nothing we wouldn't do for you. | Bend over backward... | Sing your praises...

33: And of course, | Come to think of it, there's ONE thing we'll never, ever do... | We'll always keep in touch. | Eat our veggies...! | Oh, WAIT...! | EVEN...

34: We will never forget you, | or your love, | or your sunny smile, | or your EXCELLENT example. | It is noble to be good; It is a miracle to increase the goodness of others.

35: From the 2011 graduates of the Peggy Program, WE LOVE YOU! Luke, Grant, Calista, and Carina ~and~ The Driskell, Styles, and Nikolai families

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