Friday, June 15, 2012

A Night of Celebration


Here she is!! My girl has graduated and I was just so full of joy and emotion last night. We have had a couple of months of so many things to celebrate and my girls growing up and last night was the final celebration for our family. Our oldest is an R.N.

She has worked so hard and I have a lot of respect for these students. Their college experience is so much harder than mine was. You not only have to learn so much about medicine but you have to work so many hours in the hospital. I have a lot of respect for this girl of mine.

The ceremony was nice as a loved one was able to place the sash on each graduate. I loved being a part of her celebration.
Of course I was crying.

We are so proud. She wrote a touching tribute to all of us in the program and included the influence my parents had on her young life. That really choked me up. I know they were smiling down from Heaven.



We are so blessed and I am very thankful for this family. God has made our lives so full and rich and these moments we savor deeply. It is often chaotic here with the busyness of life but that is what it is all about.


Here she is with her grandparents. They have been there for every milestone in her life, the first born grand daughter.


Friends came to share in her special night.

All the young ones headed out to celebrate and Hubby and I headed home with Q. We put on your jammies and toasted one another. Life is good. I am full up today and so happy she made it through so well and has a bright future. Now she must study hard for her state boards. Congrats #1. You made it so.

The "make it so #1" reference comes from the Star Trek Next Generation series and we always watched the show when she was a tot and adopted that line for our oldest. Bunch of nerds over here.

34 comments:

  1. such a gorgeous family you are. i love it!! my grandma ruby always told me to get into the nursing field. but i never could get over the blood part. not to fond of needles either. ha. ha!! make me nervous. i wish her all the best. what a great achievement. (:

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  2. Okay, Elaine. It's much to early for me to bawling but I am. Beautiful family...you are truly blessed. Patty

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  3. Beautiful. What a blessed family.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I am so full of joy for you!!! You have every reason to be so very proud of your girl! Such a milestone, and she reached it at such a young age. I know how hard she must work!!! Congratulations to her, and to you!!! I loved the family photos, and the one of you putting her sash on her. Such pride!!!
    Big hugs to you!!
    XO Kris

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  5. Congrats! That is such a huge accomplishment, wishing her all the best. Laura

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  6. Congratulations to you and your family!

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  7. Congratulations to everyone! Bonnie

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  8. I am tearing up as I read your post. Congratulations to all.
    blessings.

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  9. Congrats to your daughter and your family! How wonderful...and we are nerds too....so, Live Long and Prosper!

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  10. what a wonderful day, you all look so happy and so proud, best wishes to you all.

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  11. I can see how proud you are. I think the jobs of serving people are the most important of all jobs......nurses, teachers, care takers, firemen/women, police, federal officiers. All of my children have chosen these fields and I am so proud of them. She will always have a future.
    Your family pictures are beautiful. Be proud of yourself for being a good parent.

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  12. So many wonderful congrats to all of you, and your daughter. You have a beautiful family, and today is such a great day for all of you.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  13. Congratulatioans.
    This young lady could be her grandmother's {much younger} twin.

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  14. Such a proud moment for all of you! What a lovely girl inside and out! Congrats!

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  15. Great motherhood moment Elaine! Congratulations to the both of you. I'm sure your first born would not have made it without you.

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  16. Congrats to your girl....such an exciting time.

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  17. Congratulations to your daughter and the whole family. I know how much support you've given her along the bumpy road! She has so many avenues she can venture out into w/this profession! Family photo is lovely!

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  18. Congrats to you and your family...your girls are such beauties too!How proud you must be!! She will do fine on the boards I'm sure...then where does she want to work...is she going to specialize? Have a great weekend!

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  19. Congratulations to your daughter. How proud you are of her comes through very strongly. You should be.

    You have a beautiful family! You are so blessed.

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  20. Beautiful family pictures! Congrats to you and your girl. Hubby and I watched that show also and I used to tease him about "Making it so" also! Enjoy!

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  21. I am so proud of her. Being a RN was so good for me. It will be good for her too. I will be thinking and praying for her and those state boards and boy do I remember that.

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  22. Oh, Elaine! This post has made me cry. I know you are so proud. I am over here reading everything I have missed this week because I have been BAD!!! BAD, I tell ya! I have been so engrossed in my book that I have not done much of anything else other than appointments.

    I won't comment on all of the posts I have missed, but I want you to know that I am so happy for your daughter and your sweet family. What blessings!

    Enjoy the weekend!

    xo,
    RJ

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  23. What a fabulous achievement! Congratulations to your beautiful daughter for making it through all that hard work:>)

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  24. Yes, you do have much to celebrate - YAY for her. What a big accomplishment. She is beautiful and you looked great too. Congratulations to her and the entire family - no one reaches such a big goal with out the help and love of those around them.

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  25. She is just a beautiful girl, Elaine- I think she looks like you but has your hubby's coloring. She is striking looking. I can tell she is a sweet girl.

    Love all the family pictures. I am so glad you have parents that complete the picture- xo Diana

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  26. What a beautiful girl, so happy for all of you! What a fantastic achievement, and I would have been crying if I were you, too! Congratulations!

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  27. Oh Elaine, yes how proud you must be! Wow an R.N.! Bless her heart! You have a beautiful family! Very blessed!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

    PS
    I love your chicken coop!

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  28. Congratulations!

    I can see why your 'cup runneth over' :)

    How blessed you are to have your wonderful family!

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  29. wow what a special night for your family. It is so exciting to see your children succeed!
    Suzan
    ladybug Cottage

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  30. Congrats on graduating Nursing school. I graduated 4 yrs ago. It is a second career for me. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, nursing school but so well worth it. Best of luck to you in your new career!

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  31. Congratulations, how proud you must be! Lovely family you have! Best wishes to all of your daughters!

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  32. Congratulations to your daughter!!!

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  33. A huge congratulations to your dear #1!! What a great accomplishment and ao precious that you were able to place her sash on. :0) I would have cried too.

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  34. Congrats to your daughter on becoming an RN. That is a huge accomplishment ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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