Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Commencement Pictures

Here are all the pictures I have so far. It's just the ones from my dad's camera and one from the school website. Hopefully I'll get more, but who knows. It sure felt like I posed with a lot of different people at the time.

Getting my diploma from Dr. O'Donnell. I guess anyone who wasn't there will want to know it was summa cum laude. But I feel like I have to mention around 15% of the class got the same. I'm mostly proud of the fact that I graduated with a life as well as a diploma. There were moments I didn't think that was possible.

Joseph was so proud of me. I was just happy to see him again.

My dad got camera-happy with John and the little kids. So it's no surprise I've got tons of pictures with them, and don't seem to have any with my parents. I know some were taken, but I have no idea by whom.

The boys wanted to graduate too.

Looks like John was getting a little tired of the photo-op. Juliana and the Little Pope seem to be having a good time though.

Monday, May 12, 2008

It's over...

Four years of my life are past and now I'm graduated. I really thought I'd be happier about that. The future is bright and there's no reason for me to regret anything. But still, it's sad. I've been wandering around an empty campus all morning (I don't leave till tomorrow) and missing everyone who's left already. Some of them I'll never see again. Maybe this would be easier if I hadn't made so many friends, but I can hardly regret knowing so many wonderful people. It's just always so hard to say goodbye.

At least I'll be back in the area soon when I start teaching. I don't know how many of my friends I will see out here, or how often, but I know I will see some of them. Luckily a lot of my friends are in the DC area, for now at least.

Once I'm back home, I'll try to get some graduation pictures up.