He told me about 18 months ago that he would be graduating soon. Then something Beautiful came along and his interest in school slowed a bit. He still dabbled in his education, but courtship and marriage were much more important. Besides, he had been promoted at the bank and his future was looking pretty grand even without the degree.
I'm not sure if I had anything to do with it, but maybe my constant questioning helped a little. So last week he asked me to read through and edit his Capstone project. It didn't really dawn on me at the time that this was it... the big moment.
|They are both posing in the same gown.|
Then I got an email from him with the subject line, "Passed!!"
I was so excited! He had finally completed his BS in Business Management from Western Governors' University! Of course we had to have a party. We got the family together on Sunday for all of The Beast's favorites; scones, mashed potatoes, prime rib, and lemon bars. And a big bowl of fruit for Beauty.
The kids spent hours making decorations and transforming the living room into Party Central, including a huge banner and tons of colored confetti.
We met early so we could take some pictures. When the Dog Walker went through Commencement in the spring, The Beast agreed that when he finally completed his degree he would wear the cap and gown for me. When he graduated from SLCC with his AS degree, he didn't want to go through the ceremony, so there aren't any pics and I didn't want that to happen again.
As you can see, he gladly posed by himself and with his beautiful wife.
Such a great day.