And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children." And he Said:
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
from The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
With all the contrary choices that might have otherwise been chosen and all the tragic circumstances that could have befallen us since Clarice passed, BeYonne chose to work and to achieve while God chose that we should be bless to be a whole family again. Thank you Lord, thank you BeYonne, thank you Thedra
One of about 425 in the Laurel High Class of 2004, BeYonne is heading to Howard University to study Pharmacy, thanks to a lot of effort by Mrs. Edmond. We do appreciate all you've done.
Thank you too Mr. and Mrs. Lewis for being so supportive this past year, and for coming down from Newburgh, NY for the graduation. Greg and Craig provided security, while Melissa and Andrea lead the cheering section. Thedra and Nyah provided color commentary...
BeYonne and Andrea's brother Craig, representin'. You've done well for yourself young brother. Your mother would truly be proud of you.
As First Vice President of her class, BeYonne joins in a presentation. Folks who've known me back in Antioch College will appreciate this: I finally have an axe again (Nikon D70), and it's the beast! I was able to shoot this photo indoors, from one end of the Comcast Arena to the stage at the opposite end!!!
Just to show you have fast Greg is, he took this flick and got in it before the shutter opened. He was really the beast back in the day!
Here we were all waiting for BeYonne and the other graduates to come out after the program.
Mr. Lewis and Greg. It's a deep thing to be with people who have your front and yo' back.
Mrs. Lewis with her other "Baby," Thedra; who is sporting a fresh new Do up in da houz!.
Nyah and Adia, Suzette and Andre'a lovely daughters, awaiting "Auntie BeYonne."
And here is the graduate! You go girl. Give God the glory. BeYonne with Ace roadie and home-slice, Melissa and Thedg.
(... So check this: the D70 is three or four models below Nikon's best digital camera. And I had it set to take photos at the "Normal" settijng which is its third highest resolution! With a 512mb memory card, it stores 1,010 photos at that resolution -I found out today. (I'd thought it was indicating 101 until I took 11 shots and noticed the LED said there was it room for 999 more flicks!!!)
Remember this shot Greg? That's a rap folks. We be blessed fo' real
... oh that's right, Suzette caught up with us afterwards. Full posse in da house.