May 19, 2007

Graduation Day


A bright sun-shiny day met me when I woke up. As I got ready for graduation, I could hear a lawn mower going. Could it really be that the neighbor was finally mowing the lawn? S looked out the window and commented that the long grass was killing (literally) her mower. That’s what she gets for being a wench. After giving S a quick course in using my camera, we rushed out the door to get to the college.

I had to be there an hour early and told my parents if they wanted a close parking spot, they should go early. Lo and behold as S and I walked across the campus parking lot, I saw my mother in all her bright “pinkness” LOL Can’t miss that long black hair either. So, I quickly scan the crowd looking for my Dad. He was perched on one of ledges lining the walkway to the building. They were there before I was!

We did some quick photos with my parents before I rushed in to be with the rest of the class for lining up. I actually got goosebumps as the processional started. Several times during the ceremony, I had to keep my composure so I wouldn’t cry. Off to my right high up in the bleachers was my sister and niece… my sister looked like she just got out of bed. After I got my diploma, I looked up there and they were gone. They didn’t even stay to congratulate me afterwards. What the?! Off to my left in the bleachers was my friend, P. She gave me a big thumbs up right before I walked past to get my diploma. She had to leave early to go back to work. Later, I found out that she gave my parents a card for me.

It’s a good thing I ordered pics from the school photographer because the ones S took didn’t turn out, and no one else bothered to bring a camera because they assumed *someone else* would. We don’t know what happened to the photos of my parents because they weren’t even on the card. I was bummed about that.


After graduation, I invited my parents back to the house and we had Bourbon Glazed Grilled Salmon. S did a good job with it. It was yummy!

All in all, it was a great day. Beautiful weather, good food, and I graduated Magna Cum Laude (High Honors) with a Business Administration degree. Yay for me!!!

20 comments:

Margaret said...

Congratulations!!!

Christine H said...

Congrats Meari, to bad on the pics, hoping the others come out for you.

Anonymous said...

Yeah for you is right. Congrats! All that hard work and hours of studing really paid off.

Rene

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO Meari! I am so happy for you and PROUD of you at the same time!
Your stitching friend.
Roberta S. from California

Kathy said...

You go girl!!!!! Huge Congrats to you.
Kathy

xsquared said...

Congratulations!

Jenna said...

YAY! Was there a choir of angels singing Hallelujah? LOL. I am really glad that you were able to have this fantastic achievement and share it with your family. :)

glenda said...

Way to go, girl!
Congrats on all that you have accomplished - it's only the beginning!

Sharon said...

Sounds like a great day-I hope the picutures come out!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! What a great achievement :)

Barb said...

Congratulations. I hope you have a successful future ahead of you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Meari!! It's a great accomplishment and something to be very proud of. Nancy M

Valda said...

Congratulations on your graduation!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Meari! I know you worked so hard for it!

J's Place said...

Congratulations. I can sure empathize with how you feel. I got my AS in 2004 and someday I may get my BS... Right now seems like forever. 3 more years. I am proud of you.

Congrats again.

Hugs
Jaunice Minor
(STO)

stitcherw said...

Belated Congratulations, well done!
Sue

Stitchingnow said...

Congrats on your Graduation

Lauren said...

Congratulations!

Tessa said...

Yay and double Yay for you Meari - don't you look just gorgeous in your gown. It sounds like you had a great day with good memories. Well done Meari :)

Azzie said...

Congrats Meari! Way to go!! xx