Monday, June 23, 2014

Graduation Day is Here

I sat in bed the night before my graduation and I was wide awake. I just couldn't believe that I was really going to walk across that stage in front of all those people and by the end of the day have my diploma in my hands. For me walking across the stage was a big deal, mostly because I'm a very shy person. The hardest thing for me was being separated from my family for most of the day. I was so nervous on the ride to the rehearsal. The only thing I could think about was a bible verse that I had read recently...Romans 8:28.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

God is so good.
I know it was all God, who made the day go so well. He gave me that beautiful verse to recite when ever I felt like I was getting freaked out.  My family sat on the same side of the building I was sitting  on and got a lot of fantastic pictures.  To top it all off, I met a very nice and funny young man named Daniel. We got to talking before the ceremony started. I think it really kept both of our minds occupied. It was really fun to meet Daniel from Wisconsin, my advisor Dr. Denson and all the lovely people at the school.
With my whole family there, including my grandmother, it made for a perfect event.
 I felt so blessed I couldn't stop smiling!
Thanks everyone!

Daniel and I and a lot of other people I don't know ;)

Gran and me <3

My favorite ladies!
Mom, sis and me!

So, for my graduation dinner, we all went to Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville, right on the river.  And just when I thought it couldn't get any better....

...they spring it on me.  My graduation gift!  It was a compact mirror, with my first and middle name, engraved on the front, just the way I like it.  "Heather Lyn"  And on the back, a portion of a poem by E. E. Cummings. 

I first heard this poem watching the movie, "In Her Shoes".  In the movie, it was a big deal for this girl, Maggie, to read this poem at her sister's wedding...because she was dyslexic.
In this movie, a kind, retired professor introduced Maggie to poetry and a love for reading she'd never known before.

Watch the movie scene here. 

"I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart."

So, you can see why this quote was so important to me.  Honestly, I think my family was trying to make me to cry by giving me such a touching gift.  I tend to not be a very touchy-feely type of person.  In this case, on that night, I was so happy, there was no way I could hold back the tears.

God bless!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Button

Love my new button. Lots of thanks to Sarah!
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