Right out of high school, Brittney attended community college in San Antonio. Lets just say she wasn't putting her best effort into it and leave it at that, shall we?
She moved back to Corpus Christi and rededicated herself to getting her education at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She got to work in a most singleminded way. She studied, she volunteered, she networked, she interned... all in an effort to prepare herself for her chosen career in Accounting.
Many times these past few years, Bruce and I have marveled at her resolve to be the best she can at everything that she endeavours and WHERE has all of this energy come from???
Here it is in PRINT! That special little symbol next to her name designates her as graduating with highest honors!
It was easy! Well, for US it was anyway! We just sat back and watched her go...
All of her accomplishments, all of her successes, all of her progress was made while we were living our lives. We worked, we played... Brittney studied. This is all Brittney. I can take no credit for any of it.
But still... the pride comes. It envelopes me, it overwhelms me, it lifts me up and carries me along with her as she walks that stage... What a grand moment!
The rest of the ceremony was fast forward it seems... Suddenly, we were all outside in the wind on the Corpus Christi Bayfront, searching the crowd of square hats to find our Grad.
We congratulated her and beamed as others did too. We were in a sea of joy as families and friends all around posed for pictures and hugged proud kids.
OMG look at the time! We have people coming to the house for a party! We have to get HOME! We headed for the cars and joined the procession of thousands heading out to all points away from the Convention Center... we thought we would NEVER get out!