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Yesterday was a day full of milestones.

Isaac finished up his time at middle school.  Leanne and I had the opportunity to go the an end of the year awards assembly to watch Isaac and his classmates celebrate their achievements from the past school year.  It was sad to say goodbye to the middle school where our kids have attended for the past five years.  And it’s exciting to envision the future opportunities Isaac will have as he heads up to the high school in the fall.

Hannah finished her sophomore year of high school with a major milestone.  In the afternoon, she passed her driver’s exam, and we know have a licensed teenage driver in our house.  This is very exciting for Hannah, and it’s a little exciting and scary for Leanne and me.

Life does not appear to be slowing down.  It seems like yesterday when Leanne and I were bringing each of them home from the hospital.

I’ve shared in the past about the importance of celebrating these milestones.  Our kids are eventually meant to grow up.  Heading to high school and getting a driver’s license are just two of the stepping-stones on the way to adulthood.  And it’s essential we embrace these milestones.

What’s next?  We’ll see.  We’re taking it one milestone at a time.

Great job, Hannah and Isaac!  We are so proud of you.

If you are a parent, what recent milestone are you celebrating with your kids?

What are some of the milestones you remember from your adolescence?  How did you celebrate these milestones?