Zach graduated today- DePaul University's Class of 2013. He graduated with honors and we're proud.
We were privileged to have Carlotta Walls LaNier as our Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Carlotta is one of the Little Rock Nine.
Hearing her speak of the hatred she endured while going to school in Arkansas, and the way it changed her ordinary life, was empowering.
We were thrilled when she took the podium.
We are also thrilled for Al.
Allison also graduated today with her Bachelor's completion. She is an RN BSN now!!!!!! Al took a different path than many of her local classmates; She followed her heart and she's happy for it. It was not easy to keep going while she worked night shifts and was exhausted, but she got her bachelors degree from University of Illinois. She also graduated nursing school with honors.
So we are very proud here at Irisheyes today. On our way home on the expressway we saw a boat being towed and it was named
as in pirate ayes, I suppose!
ON a knit note, I did knit while we waited for the ceremonies to begin. I also hope, that now that Al is free of schoolwork she has time to knit again....
Im proud to be their mom and I'm privileged to have them in my life as adults.