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A Big Night for the Riddlebargers

DSC_9021_edited-1.jpgThat's my son, Mark Thomas, receiving his high school diploma from Valley Christian High (in Cerritos).  If the setting looks familiar, you must be a closet watcher of the Hour of Power.  Valley Christian (which was founded by RCA and CRC churches in 1935) often holds graduation ceremonies at the Crystal Cathedral.

Although the "Cathedral" is a prominent Orange County landmark, this was the first time I have ever been inside.  I'll grant that it is very impressive--except for the seats, which were cramped and terribly uncomfortable.  I felt like I was flying Southwest!

DSCN2730.JPG My sons, Dave (now 21, and also a Valley grad) and Mark, share a moment parents often don't get to see.  Dave's just finished his third year at Cal-State Long Beach (mechanical engineering), while Mark is headed to Cal-State Fullerton's school of business and economics.  Cal-State Fullerton is known for three things:   1)  It is my alma mater,  2)  Its fine school of business and economics,  3)  Its baseball team.



DSC_9043_edited-1.jpg When we arrived, we noticed that the organist looked very familiar.  Yup, that's our own Pam "Hazel" Compton (Ph.D. student in sacred music @ USC, and wife of the Rev. Andrew Compton, who was ordained at Christ Reformed last week (Click here: Riddleblog - The Latest Post - A Great Day @ Christ Reformed).

All in all, it was a great night for our family, as well as a major milestone in our lives.  My boys are now fine young Christian men pursuing their vocations, and for that, my heart is filled with gratitude.

Reader Comments (4)

Congrats Dad!!!
June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBenjamin P. Glaser
Both Mark and David are outstanding young men, that any parents would be most proud of!!!

May God bless your whole family!!
June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
Congratulations, Dr. Riddlebarger, and may the Lord continue to make His face shine on you and your family.
June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTerry J
Praise the Lord for sons who follow in the faith of their father(s)!
June 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpresbyterian_keith

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