Friday, February 18, 2011

Highschool Graduation

13 years ago...
Christa and I were just starting kindergarten in the Bridges Home Institute, playing for the first time what we thought was an incredibly exciting new game (also known to the world at large as "school")
13 years ago...
Christa and I were sitting at our kitchen table with Mom, trying to remember what letter comes after "B".
13 years ago...
We learned that 1 + 1 = 2.
And 13 years later...
We are celebrating the end of our formal schooling - a few years older, with a few more pieces of information stored in our brains, but still the same eager girls excited to see what God has in store for us next! :)

We started out the New Year with a highschool graduation celebration for the first ever graduates of the Bridges Home Institute! (BTW - in case you're wondering, we graduated # 1 and 2 in our class :)) Here are a few pictures from the evening:

Dad was our emcee, keeping us all laughing for the night's activities!

Christa and I read a poem we wrote as a surprise for Mom and Dad.

Then I shared my testimony of God's incredible goodness in my life!

No time with the Bridges is complete without music, so of course we had several numbers to share...

"They shall express the memory of Your great goodness, and they shall sing of Your righteousness." ~ Ps 145:7

Mom and Dad and 2 other godly men in our lives gave us verbal blessings to close out the night.

And of course the highlight for us was being able to connect with so many sweet friends!

The Bridges family with Mom's dad. :)

We are so grateful for all God has done in our lives during our growing up years! He is good!


  1. Oh dear, wish i could have been there! It looks like it was wonderful! Now that you've graduated, you'll just have to come up an see me!

  2. Christa and Kate,

    Congrats on your graduation!! God bless you both.

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  4. So proud of you girls! Did you just turn 13?! Amazing how time flies by. Miss you a lot and wish I could have been there to celebrate. Congrats!!

    (FYI..did I mention that I am working AGAIN with twins! This will be my forth set...wonder if God is preparing me for something?! ha)

    Hope to see you all someday soon!