My youngest child has graduated from preschool! *applause*
It has been a turbulent time the week leading up to the day of Joram's performance. He fell off his bike coming down a slope on Monday and split open his chin, with multiple road rashes all over his body. I had to bring him to the hospital to stitch up the gaping wound. Due to that, he was not well enough to attend the full-day rehearsal the very next day. I, then, specially looked for brown plasters (less obvious than the typical white ones) to protect his healing cut and it also took me really long to use make-up to cover up the abrasion scars on his face for the full-dress rehearsal two days later and for the actual thing this morning.
Thank God that he only started having an allergic reaction to the plaster after the concert. Phew! I was expecting that to happen because of his history of eczema and had prayed that it wouldn't flare up before he had to go up on stage. It would have been very risky to expose the wound during the show with all the dancing if his skin could not tolerate the plasters any earlier than it had.
Here's a clip of him receiving his
certificate in his graduation gown.
Another sad part was that the teachers placed him all the way at the back during his segment and he was mostly blocked by the bigger-sized girls in his class. The only time when he was shifted to the front, they had him situated at the other end of the stage, furthest away from where we were seated. Thus, the video I took of him performing was not very clear. Well, I tried my best.
I am simply grateful that he managed to attend his own graduation ceremony despite the awful accident. May the Lord grant him a full recovery soon!