Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Liberty University Graduation

Last weekend, we attended Liberty Universities largest commencement ceremony ever. There were over nineteen thousand graduates, graduating that day.

We arrived to Lynchburg, Virginia the evening before. For months we had tried to get a hotel reservation closer than a few hours away. That afternoon, I called and it just so happened that the Best Western had not one, but two cancellations. So I booked a room straight away, and we made the three-and-a-half hour journey.

The next day, we got to Liberty after seven in the morning to park and find my hubby's family sitting in the bleachers. We found them in section 101, and settled as the graduates started walking in.

Two-and-a-half hours later the commencement started at ten in the morning. The commencement speaker was NFL player Rashad Jennings. Followed by Mel Gibson and Vince Vaugh - you can click on their names to hear their speeches.

After the commencement, we went to Sam's beau Jeremy's graduation from the School of Divinity before hers from the School of Biomedical Sciences. She graduated with a four year degree in under three years and today, she is moving to Washington DC to complete a graduate program. She is on her way to being a Pediatric Anesthesiologist.

The weather was all over the place that day. During the time we waited, and watched the commencement the sun came out, and we got burnt. Luckily, my makeup has SPF in it so my face was unaffected. Then before Sam's commencement it rained, and afterwards it was windy. The whole graduation proceedings took nine hours. So my hubby and I stopped for dinner, and a long awaited cup of decaf on our way home.

Congratulations to the class of 2016.

Success comes when you follow His path for your life, not yours.

I remember my graduation from Marylhurst University (a small private Christian school) in 2010, as if it wasn't that long ago. After graduating, I moved home with my dad, and I remember asking the Lord, "what's next?" Well ten days later I met my hubby on a Labor Day picnic.

God already had plans for me.

Kiki Nakita

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Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for sharing at SYC! :) Jo

Decor To Adore said...

I love how your commencement question ended with a very special answer! We so appreciate you joining the Thoughts of Home on Thursday gathering. May you have a delightfully lovely weekend.

Art and Sand said...

I am blown away that there were 19,000 graduates. How did they even manage seats for that many people?

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What an accomplishment for this young lady, and what a bright future!
Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us at TOHOT.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Wow, what a huge ceremony! A long day, but what a wonderful celebration!! I love Mel Gibson so I am coming back to listen to their speeches. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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