Monday, May 10, 2010
Yes, my beautiful daughter is now, 22, walking down the graduation isle, after a fun-filled 4 years taking hold of an abundant university life. Joining the swim-team, then taking on the dive-team for the first time in her life. It was an amazing transition from gymnastics and swimming competitively. Being involved in a sorority, taking on many new leadership and management positions during her four years. A key member in college Circle-K, volunteering her weekends to help prepare camps for underprivileged kids. Studying abroad and living in Madrid Spain for a year. Learning to use public transportation and speaking the native Spanish language, taking solo trips around the country, staying at hostels, meeting new friends, and visiting old friends. Working as a marketing intern for a fortune-100 company for two summers, receiving a national award after her first summer, then being promoted to a project leader the second. It wasn't always easy work; however, the growth was insurmountable. It was amazing to watch on the peripherals, gliding on her coat-tails as she shared her wonderful college adventures. The lessons she learned were great; gaining strong skills to bring with her in her new life.
Her next chapter will be fresh, with a whole new story to create,gaining fresh experiences, lessons to learn and up-hill growth. Carrying along with her, the knowledge toolbox, with fresh tools, and available space for new tools and time to sharpen the tools she acquired.
I know she will be strong, happy and work hard, because that is who she is, my little girl, who once was a helpless baby bundled in a pink snowsuit and soft baby blanket, looking up at me in wonderment and love.