Friday, June 3, 2011

A big day

It is a big day today.

My youngest daughter, Liseanne, graduates from University today. This child, who 23 short years ago was pulled from my womb, kicking and screaming and making quite a fuss, will walk the stage in mortar and gown and accept her degree later this morning.

It is a big day.

For everyone.

A joyous, exciting and amazing day.

But first, I must run off to give a presentation to a group of city police officers. And then, I must return to pick up C.C. and LeLe (lee-lee) as we call her at home, to go off to the University.

And while I must run off to business, my excitement runs high. My anticipation, my wonder, my joy of this moment flows over!

Not that we weren't anticipating she would graduate. It's not that at all. It is that she set a goal, kept moving towards it, kept achieving what she'd set out to do -- and excelled. Dean's List. Invited to apply for an Internship. Group Leader. Student mentor. She has excelled.

I am so proud.

She is one amazing young woman of heart, of dreams, of compassion and hope.

She came into this world kicking and screaming, and she's still kicking up her heels, screaming in delight and making a huge fuss about living life to the full and in the midst of her living it up, teaching others how to do the same.

I am so proud.

May everyone have a day of wonder -- and I promise, I'll post photos :)



Maureen said...

Congratulations to Liseanne, and to you!

Have a splendid time.

Fi said...

Massive congratulations to your daughter. Can imagine the pride you must feel.

Enjoy this special moment

Hearts and HUgs

Hope said...

congrats to your daughter!

have a wonderful day, Louise!

Joyceann Wycoff said...


Print this post out.
Post it where you can always see it.
Read it whenever you have a moment of self-doubt.
Read it whenever you need a lift.

Congratulations to your daughter and congratulations to you for giving her a loving, supportive environment and incredible role model.

enjoy the day!

Anonymous said...

Well done, congratulations Lee-lee! This calls for a celebration!@ Very proud of you, now go out and catch that tiger! Love, BA

S. Etole said...

congratulations to you both!!!!

Glynn said...

Congratulations to Liseanne. And congratulations to you, too, Louise -- you've now graduated! (Our youngest graduated last year - and we felt like we were the ones graduating.)