I promise I haven't abandoned you. I've simply taken a little technology to focus on several big events happening in my life. My graduation was two weekends ago. It was stressful and very wonderful at the same time. I'm still overwhelmed by everything that happened, but I'd like to share a few of the highlights from the weekend and some photos.
Highlights: 1.) I reconnected with friends and family members that I hadn't seen in years. I was so surprised when I arrived to my party after the commencement ceremony and my best friend (who I hadn't seen in months) jumped out from her hiding spot and gave me a hug. Twenty minutes later, another friend (who I hadn't seen for almost three years) arrived with her family. Needless to say, I was giddy to see them again.
2.) I didn't faint when I gave my speech.
3.) The food was delish! Several relatives and women from my church volunteered to help cook and serve food at my graduation. It was such an incredible gift to my mom and I as it took away much of the stress of hosting a party.
4.) I got to toss my hat into the air. I don't know why, but tossing a graduation hat into the air has always been my dream. It was fun! =)
5.) I changed my mind about what college to attend (after "knowing" that I was going to go to a different college for the past two years) and felt at peace with the decision. God has been surprising me by opening several doors to make this financially possible. I hope to explain this more fully in a future post.
Okay... here are some pictures. They are in no particular order. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
|Pie! There were three types... French Silk, Kentucky Derby, and Perfect Peanut Butter Pie. Yummy!|
|A photo booth picture with my cousin.|
|The banner. I added some pink paper flowers to the corners to add a second focus point.|
|Sign at the front door of my party.|
|"Welcome friends, family, staff ..." Cue one of my awkward facial expressions.|
|Pink Lemonade Punch, Water, and Tea.|
|Cute table decorations my mom made using mason jars, coffee beans, old photos, doilies, and paper flowers. |
Thanks, Mom! =)
I want to give a big shoutout to everyone who has invested their love, wisdom, and time into my life during the past weeks, months, and years. No matter the length of time we have known each other, I am blessed to have met you.
Blog readers, I've missed you! Enough about my life. I want to hear what's been happening in yours! Please leave a comment below telling me what's been happening in your life during May, prayer requests, and random thoughts. =)