Saturday, May 30, 2009

Punky's Graduation

Our family celebrated another milestone this past Thursday, May 28, 2009. Our third child, Tiffany Brianna "Punky" Ruppe graduated high school!!! As I sat on the pew during the graduation ceremonies I thought about a lot of things. The Lord has truly blessed Wendell & I as parents. Our children are the greatest blessings of our lives. They are our greatest joy in this world. They have never gave us one ounce of trouble, to which God be the glory!
Punky went to public school for Kindergarten and First Grade and then the Lord placed it on our hearts to home school our kids. We home schooled until she was entering the eighth grade and then we enrolled them in Fellowship Baptist School for the next 4 years. Fellowship School closed after last school year and we were really in a delima as to where we were going to send them. After much prayer, the Lord worked it out for us to send Tiffany & Mikiah to Calvary Baptist School. It was one of the greatest blessings throughout their school years!!!! The Lord has truly been good to our family in allowing us to give our children a Christian education.
I thought about how when I brought Tiffany home from the hospital, Josh was 11 and Stephanie was 8, It had been along time since we had a baby in the house. I called her my "little Punky Doodle" and it just stuck, soon everyone was calling her Punky.
Punky has always had an outgoing personality and a sense of humor that keeps our house "alive". Punky, without getting too sentimental here I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am extremely proud to be your Mom. I love you more than you will ever know!!!






Micah Plemmons, Brandi Guge, Grace Anna Phillips, Goldie Mack & Punky


Aaron & Punky


Kiah & Punky

Stephanie & Punky

Punky & Lukey Gamble (Aaron's only competition!)



2 comments:

Karen Crabtree said...

Debbie,
After looking at the pictures Jeff took for me, I think I would have cried at the graduation. It has been great being able to watch Punky grow into a beautiful young woman the last few years. I'm glad Punky, Brandi and Grace Anna were able to graduate together.
Take care,
Love,
Karen

Peggy said...

As A C E training taught us many years ago "Christian Education doesn't cost, it pays". God bless you in these efforts.