It was a bright sunny morning and I just knew it was going to be a wonderful day. We had feared rain which would have delayed the Graduation until late afternoon, causing me to MISS my other granddaughters recital taking place that night. Excitement and emotions ran high as we parked and made our way onto the grounds that were covered with beautiful white tents, lush green arches with yellow roses. We found second row seats and WAITED for it all to begin. Soon we heard the bagpipes and knew THEY were close by….:)
And there SHE was……
Check out that SMILE……:)
A few introductions and speeches later, the moment SHE had worked 13 years for finally came. It was HER turn to step up on that stage……
Then SHE was handed her diploma…..:) YES, it REALLY happened…She’s 18 and officially a college student.
Soon it was time to CELEBRATE…….the service was over and a Big Future awaits…..
AND….There SHE goes….:)
All that was left was HUGS and Congrats. The school provided a big reception held on the grounds under a gazebo. It was so nice and beautiful. And Cameras, cameras, Everywhere…!!!
Here is a PROUD Gran and Papa….:)
All that was left were empty seats and MEMORIES of years of growing up….friendships made…and plans for an exciting future. SHE is stepping into the Big World now and WE will be right there beside HER helping her along the way. One day SHE will be helping US….:)
After many many hugs and wishes, pictures taken with friends and teachers, we went to HER favorite place for lunch and then it was TIME to make the hour drive for Cassie and Carlys dance recital. Just how much can a Gran take in…..All in ONE DAY….!!!
My cup was running OVER….:) And I LOVED every moment…. We arrived home some time after midnight and I went to sleep with a Swollen Heart and a Big Smile…:) Life IS good..!!!
Next, we’re having a party….On Sunday evening at Mallorys. So come on over, you’re invited….!!! It promises to be lots of Fun...
PS….Let’s see if THIS post works right. With fingers crossed….Here goes..!!!