Yesterday was my convocation.
It was a beautiful day, and dressed in our robes, we all hustled up on stage to receive our well deserved honours. I was fortunate to have my parents and my little peanut there to cheer me on. And it turns out my little sis came down as well, which meant alot since she would've had to drive for 2 hours, than sit and watch for 2 hours, then go back home - another 2 hours. She left before I could see her, totally understandable. But left me this, the graduated chicken!!
It's really cute!
So out of a class of, I think 38 officially were registered at the beginning, about 15 of us made it thru. Seeing as not only am I a bit older than most (my 37th birthday is in 10 days!) but I am also a single mom, and this course was tough, I am extremely proud of myself.
When I went up on stage I could hear a cute little "Mommy" in the crowd! It made me smile, you know that smile that just envelopes your whole heart, and warms you from the inside out? This program actually meant more to me than my 5 year degree. I think because of where I am at in this stage of my life, and I have a much greater sense of accomplishment. Or it could be that I got my degree so long ago, I just can't remember, lol! I never went to my other graduation, so I didn't really know what to expect. Really a whole lotta waiting for a quick trip up the stage. But it was worth it. One of those really fast moments that happen in slow-motion. We never got caps though, and I felt cheated. Really wanted to move the tassel from one side to the next, and throw it up in the air. Do they only do that on T.V.?
No real photos of the "event" but I took a few afterwards as I don't wear a dress that often, and my little peanut looked like a princess. Maybe I'll get those photos they send you in the mail from the stock photographer.
Have a great weekend! I know we will...