Wednesday, March 16, 2011

a mama’s joy

so today is just another day for many college students…except for one. my sweet amber turned her final college paper this morning. after three years and two quarters, she is officially a college graduate. it comes with no “pomp or circumstance”…graduation ceremonies are not until June. She won’t walk…she has a BIGGER ceremony she will be walking in September.

in the midst of a bad economy and budget cuts, she found a way to finish in under four years. her determination is unstoppable when she has her mind set to accomplish a goal in a specific time frame.

a funny thought has been rolling around in my mind as I realized this day was approaching. there have been some who have questioned her marrying at the age of 22, yet I haven’t had anyone ask why she is graduating so young-why did she complete a four year degree in less than four years. it is the same focus and determination paired with love and God’s grace that will guide her sweet pure soul through the challenges and joys of marriage.

loves to you sweet amber!
looking forward to a weekend of celebrating all there is to celebrate!
please note: we love being absurd...especially together! cheers!


  1. Oh Mama Bird... What a sweet little note from your adorable little soul! I have never thought of it that way, but that'll be my new come back to the you're too young argument! Hey cool I'm too young, but I'm also young to graduate from college. Plus, my muscles are bigger than yours...

  2. Congrats to you all! Amber certainly is one smart and determined young woman who deserves much praise. So happy she is finished ~ bravo!!

    Much love

  3. I have just found your blog via Amber's - you seem to have an amazing daughter and I'm sure its testimony to her great mama bird. Looking forward to following you both x

  4. caley-jade...thanks for the love! do glad you stopped by.

  5. You are absolutely right! You're daughter is doing what is right for her, her relationship with God, and her relationship with her fiance. You're family seems wonderful, keep doing what you're doing!

  6. gourmetour...thanks for the love. parenting is like baking a pie. you chose the best to put inside but you don't really know how it will turn out till the baking and cooling is done but so worth the wait! especially with some ice cream on the side.