Last weekend was the perfect end to what felt like many, many years of school. I couldn't have asked for a better commencement and celebration. The best part about it was the fact that I was surrounded by strong, supportive, encouraging people. From the ceremony, to my party the day after, I felt so loved and supported. Here is a brief roundup of my graduation highlights:
My mom took on my party and made it beautiful with her floral touches and festive spring colors. She even bought multicolored paper lanterns and had my dad hang them on out on the porch. Everything about my party was perfect and beautiful. I was especially touched by the toast/blessing/speech/prayer all for me from both my parents, grandma, and my other mom Syndi. I don't usually like being the center of attention that long, but that moment was the highlight of my night, and made me feel incredibly special. The weekend was the perfect celebration/closure for my years of grueling, wanting-to-pull-out-my-hair moments and it ultimately proved one thing: in the end, it was all worth it.