Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Graduate

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Today I walked proudly across the stage of Converse College to receive my MEd of Education in Administration and Supervision.   What a feeling of accomplishment, relief, and satisfaction!  This day would not have been possible without the love, support, and encouragement from my family.  Both sets of grandparents (along with my sister) have assisted with many hours of babysitting over the past 3 years, and their sacrifice was never taken for granted.  Mickey, my wonderful husband,  was nothing but understanding when school work came before laundry, dishes, and cooking.   Mackaylan, on the other hand, didn’t always understand why I couldn’t play Barbies or watch a movie every time she asked, but was very proud of her Mama, “the graduate.”  This degree was definitely a joint effort.  I do not know what the future holds now that I have obtained this degree except for a well-deserved and much needed pay increase!  What I do know (in the words of Dr. T.R. McDaniel in his closing remarks today) is that “I. am. finished.”  

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After the ceremony we were all treated to lunch at the Olive Garden by my wonderful Daddy!  The meal was delicious, but having the time to celebrate this accomplishment with my family was worth even more!

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What a special Saturday!

3 comments:

Jacy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! So proud of you Lana!!

Anna & Kirby said...

Congrats! What an awesome accomplishment!

Joeylee said...

CONGRATS thats awesome!