Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Proud Moments

This past weekend marked the culmination of a lot of work for our dear grandson, Samuel.  I've talked about him a lot on this blog.  He has lived with us since he graduated from high school so he could attend college here.


The class of 2024 was led into the venue at Mary Ball Circle by the Eagle Pipe Band of UMW. 


Samuel graduated with a degree in English from the University of Mary Washington.  He has worked through all of the challenges that were presented him.  We couldn't be prouder!


Samuel's parents were so excited, especially his mother!  Our daughter Noel could hardly contain her excitement.  This day has been a long time coming.  Noel said this was the best Mother's Day gift ever.  I couldn't agree more!



"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined."  Henry David Thoreau


Needless to say, our joy couldn't be contained.  Thank you for sharing that joy with us!






18 comments:

  1. What a special time! Congratulations to Samuel!

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    1. It is a special time, Nellie. I have passed on your congratulations to Samuel.

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  2. What a wonderful, happy day. Congratulations Samuel!

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  3. Congratulations to Samuel on his accomplishment! He looks so happy, and I love seeing the happy faces of his proud family as well! I know it was a day filled with joy!

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    1. Cheryl, Samuel is so glad to be finished with school. We all are so happy for him and his accomplishments.

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  4. What wonderful news!!!! I rejoice with you! God bless you and your family!

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. White. We are thankful that Samuel had the tenacity to reach his goal.

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  5. Now THAT is incredibly cool! Congratulations to Stephen -- and to his family for their love and support!

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    1. We think so as well, Jeanie. I will tell Samuel about the congratulations.

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  6. Congratulations to all on this great accomplishment, especially to the graduate!

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  7. Yaaaay, Samuel got his degree! That is wonderful, Martha Ellen. I know how much work and time and energy goes in getting a degree, as my son is going to school to get his degree also. This is a great picture of Samuel and his mom and dad, and a dear photo of all of you. That was so good of you, Martha Ellen, to have Samuel live with you while he attended college. This is a much deserved degree. Thank you for sharing this joyous day with us. He looks so happy in this picture! : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. We all are so thrilled for Samuel. I'm so happy to hear that your son is pursuing a degree. How wonderful. Samuel will continue to live with us as he wants to live in this area. He is a great help to his grandparents, so we are thrilled about that. Have a lovely day!

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  8. Congratulations to Samuel! It is nice that he is going to continue to stay with you and that it has worked out so well. What are his plans for his degree. None of my sons are actually working in the field of their college degrees!

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    1. Samuel is hoping to secure an editing job. Using his degree is his choice, but not imperative. That's interesting about your sons, Cathy. Life can take us in different directions when we least expect it! Thank you for the congratulations.

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  9. How wonderful Martha Ellen, and thank you for sharing these sweet photos. Please congratulate Samuel for me, and his parents and to you also as you and Grayden raised a wonderful daughter in in the snowball effect, raised a wonderful graduate. A very special Mother's Day indeed!

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    1. Denise, I really appreciate your lovely comments. I will be sure to share your congratulations to all when we speak next. It was a beautiful day in every way. Sunshine and happiness all around!

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