21 May 2013

Felicita graduates!

Sunday, May 5th, 2013 was held the 141st commencement ceremony for Berea College located in Berea, Kentucky.
Sandi and I were in attendance, to watch our daughter Felicita receive her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Child and Family Studies.

Sand sculpture honoring the graduates!
 Sandi and I had to be there, even though Felicita thought it was silly for us to spend all that money just to watch her walk across a stage.

Felicita and her friend Valerie
 We arrived late at night Thursday (actually very early Friday) in Berea and were able to spend a little bit of time with Felicita before the graduation Sunday.

With Felicita outside the chapel on campus
 She had a practice to attend, and a dinner with classmates etc, but we did have some time together.

The most beautiful graduate! (and shortest)
 The ceremony was long, and the Charge to the Class speech was, frankly, long, boring and not very inspiring, but when the time came, I couldn't have been prouder watching through tears as Felicita received her diploma!

We are so proud of this young woman that never attended school until she was turning 12 years old, and even then starting in English when she didn't even speak it, then earning a full scholarship to Berea College, making the Deans list her junior year, and finally graduating from Berea College!

You are a tremendous blessing to us and we love you Felicita, 
may God guide you and keep you in all your caminos.
Seek Him in all things and He will not let you fall.

Congratulations Felicita!

1 comment:

Karin Benningfield said...

That post made me cry! So proud of Felicita!!