Thursday, May 22, 2008
My Daughter the Graduate
Yesterday my daughter called to tell me she had completed her last final exam in college. This evening Ron and I will attend her graduation ceremony. Not the huge stadium circus event, but the small department convocation. When she called to announce that she had finished, she said "Mom, now all I need is a new car and a boob job and my life will be complete." Ron thinks the boob job was thrown in there because she figured we'd go for helping with the car instead. I remember when she was quite happy with vanilla ice cream and a Winnie-the-Pooh video. This girl has worked hard, really hard, to get where she is today. She has always had a job to help with the money. She has struggled with choosing a major, so she has been in school longer than many of her friends, which was frustrating. But now she is the proud owner of a Bachelor's in Journalism, with a minor in Women's Studies. I'm so proud. And I bet she publishes a book before she starts a family, which is probably what I should have done. But I wouldn't trade this magnificent young woman I have raised for all the pages in print in the world. Today I celebrate the achievement of my lovely, brilliant, talented daughter!