Sunday, March 6, 2011

Proud Mom Moment

Yesterday, we came home from running errands and found a large envelope on our doorstep from Temple U, addressed to Allie, Do Not Fold marked on it.

Her diploma was inside.

BA in Spanish, Cum Laude.

We are so proud of her, for finishing college, for taking lemons and making lemonade, amd for taking crushing disappointments and forging ahead.

For someone who should have waltzed into any college she wanted (according to her high school teachers and college counselor and according to her grades, her test scores, her talent, her interests, and all common reason), this has been a long, hard journey with various set-backs. I know that the hurt of being rejected twice by colleges she should have been accepted to once will be there for a long time, but the resourcefulness that she has gained will serve her better and longer than a degree from any of those schools.

She makes us very happy.

1 comment:

CC said...

Allie has got to be the smartest most creative kid, girl and young woman I've ever known. A Prodigy in many disciplines.

Congratulations on the BA.

That which doesn't kill us makes us strong, and gives us all kinds of material for our novel-movie script-symphony!!

Allie, you GO girl!!