On May 12, Rowen, Janet, and Emily flew to Cincinnati. We wanted to take in the SWSE (Symphonic Wind and String Ensemble) end of the year concert, and the camp meeting and graduation, and we were anxious to bring Beth home with us for the summer. Emily took six hundred pictures, but I will only share a few here.
This was taken on the 13th, a hot sunny day right before three days of rain!
We got to eat meals together as a family several times. Karen, Jason's special friend, joined us and got better acquainted with us.
Beth took us on a long, hard, beautiful walk through Eden Park, which is close to God's Bible School.
Also that day, I gave Jeffrey a much needed haircut, since he was leaving the following week for four weeks in Israel.
Rev. Blake Jones was the morning services and graduation speaker.
This is the majority of Karen's family. One brother had to work and missed his older two brothers' graduation.
On Monday, the 19th, we helped with campus cleanup, and shortly after 12:30 p.m. we were free to leave with Beth and head for Joplin. We arrived at 11 p.m. at Tim and Brenda's house. Jason left the next day with the choir on their first ever "Western Tour." Jeffrey flew away on Tuesday to Israel to spend the next four weeks there as part of a class.