a surprised ending!
by Kayla Raymond
Yesterday was the celebration to mark the end of our school year, it was quite the year, but we survived it!
We celebrated by having a large preschool graduation celebration at my house. Over 300 people gathered in our yard to Watch our 52 Preschool 3 students graduate. Our Preschool 2 students also celebrated. Everyone had special outfits made, Preschool 3 dressed in light blue and Preschool 2 in yellow.
Webert had informed me the night before that I was to be the god mother for the event (it is custom in Haiti to have a god mother and god father for an event such as this)
I was mentally preparing to give a nice little talk to encorage the parents to believe in their childrens’ dreams even at the Young ages of 3, 4 and 5. So, when Webert called me to the stage I was ready, but he had something else in mind! And around the corner out walked a line of preschoolers holding signs that spelt out “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” Jeffte led the line, carrying the “W” and Loveson held up the rear with the “?” mark! I cried like a baby!
Needless to say, I was surprised, shaky and crying like a baby! It was an incredible way to end the school year and an awesome way to involve our students, parents, friends and community! So, I guess let the wedding planning begin!
I just wanted to say a special thank you to my awesome sister and best friend, Megan, for helping Webert pull it off. And to my new friend Karri Mars for capturing all of the moments!
So happy for you Kayla Marie! Congratulations! Some day I would love to come visit and walk in your shoes for a few days!
Congratulations and best wishes to both of you! You look so happy in the pictures. Your love glows on both of you.
Congratulations! What a memorable day! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!
Congratulations, Kayla! This is so exciting!! 🙂
Congratulations! What a wonderful way for Webert to ask with the kids that you love so involved. God Bless