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There are many milestones in one’s life.  Potty training, first time on a bike without training wheels, first day of school, first crush, turning 16, getting accepted to college, graduating from high school.  The list could go on.

We have been very fortunate to be able to share in each of the major milestones for our Amazing Daughter.  I am looking forward to sharing many more.

I am not an emotional person.  Last Friday morning, as my truly Amazing Daughter walked across that stage I wanted a blow horn.  I wanted to shout to the anyone who would listen and those who did not care.  I was quite excited.  As soon as she received her diploma, she turned to us (yes she knew where her cheering section was!!!) and with one hand gave us a Gig’em gesture and with the other held her diploma high.  That was good.  But what was better, was the smile that she had across her face.  She knew that she accomplished something grand.  She knew that she did it by herself.  As long as I live, I will never forget that smile.  Over 7,000 students graduated from Texas A&M that weekend.  I’m more that positive that their parents felt the same way.

Here are some pics of the day…

First, you have to have the proper shoes.  Notice the color salute to A&M!

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I have to admit that I had a lot of shoe lust when I saw them.  They would have been just perfect if they were a couple of inches shorter!

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It is so important to have the cap properly attired…. My favorite cap of the ceremony was labeled- Hire ME!

Dressed for success!

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Reed Arena

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We did have pretty good seats!  Had to get there early though!  Thank goodness for modern zoom cameras!

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Sea of graduates.  If you look at the second row, the beautiful one standing facing the camera with a gold ‘band’ around her… that is our Amazing Daughter!!!  She was waving.  We love you!!!

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The President of A&M.  Nice guy!

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Right after the ceremony!  Love the smile and the Gig’em!  She would not let anyone hold that diploma though!  Can you say death grip???

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That is some very expensive paper!  SOOOOO worth it though!

We had a marvelous time.  It was a very short trip, but we soaked in everything.  We enjoyed family and friends that came to watch this Amazing young lady achieve a much sought after goal.  This is the first step in what she needs to do to secure a career of her dreams.  As always, the ride was exhilarating.

Here is to Texas A&M University!  Now onward to the University of Edinburgh!!!

We are so proud of you Amazing Daughter.

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