On Friday, BDR walked across the stage and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (where we met). USAO has a lot of memories for us, both separately and together, so Friday's ceremony was bittersweet.
|April 23, 2010 (my graduation from USAO), in the classroom where we first met.|
|My honey, hard at work.|
Now, back to the graduation (sorry for the tangent!).
I expected to cry. A lot. And despite being overwhelmingly proud of him and so happy that he's finally accomplished this huge goal... I didn't very much. I teared up, most definitely... But I get more emotional thinking about it now and what it really means to us than I did when it actually happened. Probably because they just read his name, he walked across the stage, and then the next person was called and the program continued. It didn't last very long, so maybe that's why... My emotions didn't have time to do what I expected them to do.
I haven't ever seen BDR look more handsome or proud. I can honestly say, his expression and the way he carried himself was even more proud than on our wedding day. He has been looking forward to this for so long, I can't imagine how good it must feel to bring seven years of college education to a close.
Basically, I am so thankful for that school and what it has brought to my life. It brought me my career, my best girlfriend, my adulthood, and... It brought me Braylen.
I couldn't be happier for him and to explore the next step in our journey.