I received a beautiful flower arrangement and the movie Bride Wars from my children, and my sweet husband gave me beautiful Pandora earrings with three interchangeable charms.
But the main reason we went to Rome was to attend our firstborn's graduation from college. I still cannot believe that our little girl is now a young woman.
For the last four years, Caitlin has attended Berry College. It is a beautiful school with approximately 26,000 acres. While driving through the campus you will spot all sorts of wildlife. The Whitetail Deer are too numerous to count. On several occasions while walking to class Caitlin has had baby fawns come right up to her.
On Saturday morning the graduation festivities began at 10:30 with a Baccalaureate Service. The Scripture reading was Psalm 121 which they consider "The Berry Psalm". The Chaplain's address was titled "Choose This Day" and was taken from Joshua 24:14-15.
At the Baccalaureate Service
Graduation at Berry is traditionally held outside on the lawn of the Library so that there is unlimited seating for family members. Because of all the rainy weather in Georgia over the past couple of weeks a decision on the location of the ceremony was not made until after the Baccalaureate Service. Finally the decision was made to hold graduation outside and then immediately after that it started pouring. So the decision was reversed and the ceremony would be held inside at The Cage Center, the new athletic facility. And wouldn't you know it, it didn't rain another drop until graduation was over.
Caitlin and her brother Manning.
Caitlin received a B.S. degree with a major in Bio-Chemistry. She will begin Nursing School in the fall.
So go forth sweet baby. The world is yours. And always remember the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future. We love you very much.
Life Is Good,