Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Monday, June 17, 2013


Yesterday was a very special day for all of us as we celebrated those men we call FATHER, and I hope you made some new memories or cherished the ones you already have!I  I know I did!!

  Speaking of new memories, what made the day even MORE SPECIAL for me, was due to the fact that my son finally got his BS after 12 long years!!!  Graduation just happened to be on Father's Day, and he is also a father, so it was almost like a "two for one" kind of day!

His smile says it all!!

Here is a view of the stage from the big screen!  Paul Anka was a special guest who sang a rendition of his famous song, "MY WAY", with words especially for the graduates!!  It was a HUGE HIT!!!

Quite a turnout!!

The Proud Graduate!

The Proud Daddy!!

Jeffry began his journey back in 2001 and due to some setbacks in his life, then joining the Marines, two tours in Iraq, having two daughters and now being a single dad, it has been a LONG, BUMPY ROAD, but he FINALLY crossed the finish line yesterday!!!!  Well done, son!!!  We are so very proud of you!!

Proud Dad

Proud Mom!!

I am so very thankful that we could share this special day with him, and with you, celebrating this HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!!  It is such a reminder to me that HARD WORK DOES PAY OFF and GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT!!!  I hope this will give someone encouragement to keep working toward that goal!!  You CAN DO IT!!!! 

Wishing you a week filled with GOOD THINGS, my friends~~



Penelope's Beehive said...

BRAVO!!! BIG congratulations all around...well done!
Sending hugs...

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Julie, how wonderful, congrats to you all......beautiful pictures, thanks for inviting your blog friends, Hugs Francine.

Theresa said...

Congratulations to your son. What a wonderful accomplishment.

Farmhouse prims said...

I am just sooo proud of your son, what an inspiration he is to others! Congratulations to dad and mom too! hugs, Lecia

Mugwump Woolies said...

WOW! What an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing this wonderful event with us. Best of luck to your son and his beautiful daughters as they begin the next chapter of their journey. Well done!

HomeSpunPrims said...

A big congrats to your son! Good for him for not giving up on his dream. You have a beautiful family. Your little grands are the sweetest!! You look very happy. Take care my friend. Thanks for sharing. Big hugs, Lori

old crow said...

So nice to see your happy family! Congratulations to Jeffry! Way to go!!