My oldest daughter, with her Ice Hockey jersey number on her cap!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Our little town is in celebration mode today. I live in a university town and today all that hard work and long hours has paid off for over 3,000 graduates. It is a perfect Saturday, puffy white clouds, lots of sunshine, high 60's and the town is speckled with silver and maroon balloons. They held the ceremony outside on the Oval this year, which must have looked spectacular, and thank heavens we didn't get any rain. I have been able to attend two ceremonies and have never been prouder of my two girls. My oldest has a degree in Wildlife Biology and my youngest's degree is in Chemistry. I can remember both days so clearly and the feelings of joy and pride made me the happiest mom on this earth. They had worked so hard, both paying for their education themselves, both working jobs to buy their textbooks and both finding wonderful careers for their futures. When you see your child march in wearing a cap and gown and huge smile, amongst so many, and you know they have made another big step to growing up, the happy tears flow. So, cheers to this year's grads and to their families who have supported them and given them the love that was needed to succeed. Enjoy your special day, take your grad out for a fancy meal and above all, cry happy tears!