And this past Saturday, when I was kneeling down on stage being hooded and handed my diploma, I have to tell you- I WAS all worth it! There were a several great moments during the ceremony when I was overwhelmed with what I had accomplished, and I couldn't have done it without the support and love from my family and friends- especially from my amazing husband!
So, here is an overload of photos from Saturday. Mainly just a ton of photos of me standing with my family, all of whom made the trip down from the Tri-Cities to see me graduate and celebrate Mother's Day.
Here I am- fresh off the stage from being hooded (which is the light blue you see around my neck). Rick and my sister came and met me in the hall on my way back to my seat and snapped this photo. That is a smile of pure excitement!
My grandma and I.
Dad and step-mom, Gayle.
They made the trip despite Gayle having a broken foot that she had surgery on a week and a half ago. I'm sure the car ride wasn't very pleasant, so I appreciated her coming!