|Our view of the ceremony.|
We've settled into Mangoes Marina in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco to get some things done before Brittney arrives... but also for another reason. We need wi-fi. Good, reliable wi-fi - as if that can be found in the Bahamas... We had to at least try to find it because another very important event in our daughter's life was happening. And since we couldn't fly home to be there, we could at least be there virtually.
|Also missing new niece, Macy!|
Melissa, our eldest daughter, was kind enough to mess with the interface. It kept dropping and freezing up. I had been so concerned with getting good wi-fi on our end, I hadn't considered the possibility that there might be problems with the graduation being held inside a huge building where the 4G might be sketchy.
I had goosebumps as Bruce and I huddled around the computer screen watching it all. It was a very proud moment as we reflected back over the years of dedication and hard work that it took for Brittney to achieve this goal.
|Thanks Peg for being there for Brittney!|
It did not escape me that my daughter's Mother-In-Law-To-Be was there... when her own mother was not. It is a tough thing to live with and if money were no object... I would have been there. But this life is a choice and it comes with sacrifices. Very hard ones.
|Seeing the cake is not the same as TASTING the cake!|
I am so proud of both of my girls today it makes me want to burst... with pride in them... but also with the weight of regret that I feel for not being there with them.
Congratulations to my beautiful daughter Brittney. You truly deserve all the accolades you've received for your singleminded dedication to your education. You have made your mamma proud!
|Our Baby leaving home...|
Brittney was leaving home. Another milestone in the life of parent and child. This one I am not sorry to have missed. This one I have already lived through. The taking leave of ones child. So this one I gladly skip and keep at least a few Mother's Tears in reserve for next time...