one of the gifts of parenting young adults is when they cross over what seems like an ambiguous line and become not only the precious child you love dearly but someone you’d chose to be a friend with as well.
when you look at your young adult child & think, man i’d love to work with her. i’d love for her to be my neighbor. i really like her. it’d be fun to sit by her at church. she’d be a great asset to our team.
you get the picture.
i have that with my adult children & i don’t consider it a thing to be taken lightly. i love each of them with all their vast differences!
i sat down at the computer this morning & my screen saver images rolled by one at a time. images from last may when emily graduated from high school, caroline from middle school & savannah from college. months like may can seem like a blur despite being chock full of major life events. i realized i never blogged about some of them. or maybe i did? meanwhile savannah is enjoying corporate life as a brand manager with Newell Rubbermaid. (she’s actually on a work trip in vegas. hello.) emily is knee deep in game day & sorority life at UGA and caroline is trying new sports each season as a freshman in high school. time marches on. so i’m playing catch up & will post a little about my girls over the next few days.
i heard one of my mentors once describe her joy and sense of pride towards her boys as “probably sinful“. having a little rebel streak myself i’m gonna walk the line & express my absolute overflowing pride in savannah this morning. and since i wasn’t a flash card mama i feel like i can’t really take credit for her success & intrinsic motivation anyways -so here goes.
smarty pants graduated from UGA, which in & of itself is a big deal. admission at UGA is no joke with the average gpa 4 point something. seriously. she graduated with honors from the terry college of business- another competitive school. bachelor of business administration in marketing, religion minor. honors graduate. summa cume laude. in her entire academic career, kindergarten through college, she made one B. one.
from her precious freshman roommate, to the sorority of her choice, life long friendships, living in the sorority house & then in a home with great girls, successful relationships with professors, awards won, and a lifelong never ending love for all things UGA & Athens. celebrating her success was truly a highlight! i spent some time with her & a few of her sorority sisters & those images are included as well. trevor will finish up at UGA in december and i’m just thrilled for both of them!!
(handmade cuff with the coordinates of athens georgia given to her by her mentor….we all love you ann lee)