It was hard to believe that this day was here. I know it's cliche' to say this...the phrase "time flies" but it is oh. so. true!
She induldged her momma and let me take as many pictures as I wanted! It was very hard for me not to break down in tears as she was getting ready.
When she finished getting ready she turned around and gave me the thumbs up! She has done this since the day she discovered she had thumbs...including making this face!!
As I was watching her get ready it was like her entire life was in fast forward in my mind. The day she was born, when her daddy first held her in his arms, when she saw her baby sister for the first time, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, Jr. high, High school....softball, basketball, musicals & plays, tournaments and on and on.
Now she is dressed in her cap & gown about to walk across a stage and recieve her College Diploma!!! Amazing!
I couldn't help but choke up as I took this picture. Where did my little girl go?
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As she was about to walk across the stage and become an Alumni of UCA she turned around and waved at us! That is the moment that her Daddy & I cried!
She graduated Magn Cum-Laude with a double major in Spanish & Creative Writing! She did it in 3 1/2 years!!!
Us! The three most important people in my life!
Family that came to celebrate (from L to R) Bagel, Granny, (John's parents) John, MEG, Me, Tori, Grandma, Timothy & Flynn (My mom, brother & his son)
Hillary & Meg....Hill's parents came to watch Meg graduate...I thought that was very sweet of them, I'm sad I didn't get a picture of them with her.
We went to Mike's Place for a celebration dinner! We ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir....I wanted to say a few words and toast but it totally skipped my mind. In the picture above Hill, Meg, Nick & Tori were acting snobby.....you know there has to always be a goofy picture when it comes to my clan!! :~}
She then plans to return to the states to attend Graduate school (possibly in Austin, Texas) and get her Doctorate in Spanish!!!