the littlest of the gleaves is officially a high school grad
and a byu cougar.
life just keeps getting crazier.
we spent the day celebrating little benny's graduation and successes.
he had his ceremony this morning in the coolest venue on earth...
the sun shining
and the denver skyline waking up in the distance,
surrounded by the bluest skies,
the greenest plants,
and those unmistakable red rocks.
the morning epitomized colorado: perfection.
i am so proud of bennett and am continually impressed with the man he's becoming.
ben had many high school successes...
from being a student body officer to an excellent tennis player,
a calculus whiz,
an out-of-this-world dancer,
and a recently-converted actor, bongo-er, and swimmer,
ben did it all.
but what i've even more proud of is the person that he is.
bennett is the nicest person.
he cares deeply about people (and animals),
and he's always willing to lend a hand when he can.
he makes everyone around him feel so loved, comfortable, and at ease.
he is a leader and is full of confidence... the best kind of confidence, that is!
ben is optimistic and worry-free;
he doesn't sweat the small stuff, accepts the challenges he's been given, and simply enjoys his life.
he's also hilarious.
some of my recent favorite quotes of bennett:
"mom, my toes look like little smokies!" (in reference to his swollen toes/very sprained ankle).
"sun's out, guns out!" (as he whipped on a tank top in italy last summer).
bennett is spiritual, smart, and just all-around-talented, too.
anyway, you get the picture.
i love my little brother.
and i absolutely cannot wait for him to come to byu with me and will in the fall!
it has been an exciting day for us gleaves; that's for sure.