Today we get to hear from my friend Tamara Murphy, who blogs at This Sacramental Life. Tamara and I knew of each other vaguely through the blogging world prior to both of us moving to Austin within the same week. Even more coincidental? The week my family first visited Christ Church was the same week her husband began serving as Executive Pastor there. She has been a vital part of my community here and I love having her words here today. (This post was first published on her blog June 7.)
15 Seconds of Applause (Or, Our Boy Graduates from High School)
Alex graduated from high school Saturday.
After his fantastical year at the House Page School, this felt a tiny bit anticlimactic. Nevertheless, the Frank Irwin Center (home of the University of Texas Longhorns), impressed us. We sat in section 84 of the upper mezzanine and I imagined myself a muggle Mrs. Weasley at the Quidditch World Cup. If only I’d had my very own Omniocular lens to spot up-close my boy’s lanky frame entering beneath us with 700 identical black caps, robes and red tassels. Even Pomp and Circumstance sounded muted from that distance.
Alexander Morgan Murphy, DAP Scholar with High Honors
Tamara Hill Murphy writes at This Sacramental Life where she encourages her readers to see God’s presence through daily practices of art, liturgy and relationships. Born and raised in the Northeast, she now lives in the bright city of Austin, Texas with her audacious and often-homesick family: two daughters, two sons, one husband.