Sunday, May 13, 2012

Celebrating,May 12

Yesterday, May 12, I was in Lynchburg, VA, celebrating niece Amanda's graduation day at Liberty University. I am proud of her. She graduated summa cum laude with a major in music--vocal performance and a minor in history. And she was a soloist at Friday evening's baccalaureate service.

The graduation ceremony made headlines with featured speaker Mitt Romney. The handicapped seating area in the stadium turned out to be an echo chamber, so anything I know about what he said will be from conversation and news reports. 

Five other family members were engaged in milestone activities yesterday. Our two Georgia granddaughters Charlie and Stella had their annual dance recitals. In Louisiana, it was also dance recital day for granddaughter Molly Kate and for her mom Katie's ballet students. Katie  teaches classes for ages 12-14 and choreographed their recital performances this year. Finally, but big on my list, is the fact that our youngest grand, Walker Vincent turned two yesterday. His parents have set his celebration for a later weekend, though, as a matter of survival!

All these young folks and their parents are a source of joy.

That's all for now. I will be in Virginia with my brother and his family through Tuesday morning, and opportunities for posting, for visits to blogging friends, and for commenting  will be limited until later next week as I will be taking some time to recharge and reconnect with husband Walter. 

Have a great week!


  1. enjoy the rest of your time away, what a wonderful week end so far.

  2. congrats to your niece....and enjoy your visit!!

  3. You were only about an hour away from me! You must be so proud of your family...and I am so glad you are able to go to these important events!

  4. I am curious as to how the folks at Liberty viewed Mitt. Hopefully, with Christian charity. The Post says he was well received. Dianne

    PS Congratulations to your neice. Happy times. Did she major in music? I will have to reread to see if I missed that point.

  5. MY goodness, I am losing it. You wrote her degee title in the first paragraph. Is this the beginning of dementia. I forgot what I read right after I read it. Dianne

  6. I, too, have been away from the computer--but for very different reasons :)

    Congratulations to all of your family members on their accomplishments! It is a busy time of the year, isn't it?!

    So sorry you couldn't hear what Mitt Romney said. What a shame!

    Enjoy your time away, and get rested, recharged, and reconnected :)

  7. You certainly have an accomplished family to be proud of.
    Smiles all around.

  8. Congrats to you niece. She is quite accomplished. Enjoy your time.

  9. Enjoy your time with family and recharging your batteries.
    Being around loved ones can do that.
    Our oldest granddaughter is graduating high school June 2. Where does the time go?
    Our next oldest granddaughter is stepping into the next season of her life...Junior High.
    Life goes on and I'm glad I can be a part of it.