Saturday, May 2, 2009
The Day was Absolutely Beautiful ....
Not only was the weather perfect today but the beauty I felt as I watched the day play out before me,was nothing short of perfect.Jessica Leigh,our first born,graduated from college today.22 years ago we knew that this day would come,we hoped and prayed that this day would come and indeed it came.Too fast in many ways but how blessed we are to be here.We are filled with more gratitude for this blessing then we might ever have had because of the road we now take with Zoey.Today we are surrounded by families and children who may never have this opportunity.An opportunity and right of passage,that many of us take for granted.Once more a lesson coming from the journeys of some courageous children and their families.We are so proud of you Jess.You have grown into this incredible young woman that amazes us and inspires us daily.Congratulations our oldest love.We adore you beyond any words we could possibly come up with.And to Matt ... we thank you for loving and taking such great care of Jessica.We love you for that and for so much more.Enjoy the pictures everyone.Notice the back drop.That is the Pacific Ocean and Pepperdine University literally overlooks and practically sits on the edge of the ocean.Breathtaking.However,one of the most touching parts of the ceremony today, was when the President of the University said something along these lines,when addressing the Class of 2009:"Today as you all gaze out over my shoulders at the incredible view behind me,the beautiful Pacific Ocean,believe me,it pales in comparison to the beautiful view that sits before me today."I couldn't have agreed more.
*Once again,the only thing missing from the perfect day, was our littlest love Zoey.From a medical standpoint, it was best to leave her home.She was well taken care of by my friend Debra.Thank you Deb for sitting with her.It was so difficult to not have her with us but we know she was being loved on and snuggled with and that made all the difference.Zoey seems to be doing well and we are cherishing our days knowing Tuesday will be here before we know it.
*Be sure to scroll done for more pictures.