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Friday, December 19, 2008

~~~ Full of Pride~~~

HIP HIP HOORAY

Yesterday was a busy day for us.... Our oldest daughter Denise graduated from Nursing School. My husband & I were popping buttons off our shirts with pride of what this young woman has accomplished.... With a household to run, a full time job, 2 step sons, 2 twin 2 year old boys and a full time job she managed to complete her degree in Nursing and is already planning to continue with her next degree...


Just look at these young ones ready to challenge the world...

~~~God Bless Them~~~


Denise is in the middle of the center row


The whole afternoon & evening was full of events to celebrate the occasion. The Bay Area Hospitals had a reception for the graduating nurses with a ceremony & refreshments. The Chaplin blessed their hands which I thought was a very moving part of the ceremony. After the ceremony all our family & friends went to dinner at Chili's... After dinner it was off to St. Petersburg College for the Pinning Ceremony... We were so proud of Denise... All of our family & a lot of our friends were there to congratulate her after.... She was beaming with pride and it was the first time in a long time I saw her completely relaxed....





Her honey Frank bought her the most beautiful diamond watch for graduation... He got it at Jarred's LOL LOL Forgot to get a picture of that... DUH!


Until Later

Hugs And Kisses

Nurses Day

31 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Congratulations to Denise! And the blessing definitely was a nice touch.

We were proud, a few years back, when our older daughter started college, then graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology -- at age 44. Now our younger daughter, currently 44, is working toward a degree in journalism.

Us old-timers, just like you younger ones, have a lot to be proud of! Congratulations to the two of you as well as to Denise. She could not have done it without your support.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Donna, You should be very proud. Congrats to Denise. I have two sisters that actually quit school. They went back got their GED's. Now, one is a mid-wife that teaches nursing. The other is a charge nurse in surgery. I loved seeing these pictures of Denise.
Hugs, Terrie

Chris said...

Congratulations to Denise, I know it was a long time coming. I wish I had know about this, I would have been there cheering her on. You must be very proud of her. She will be set for life with a career.

Hugs,
Chris

Raxx - A day in the life said...

As a working and studying mummy I can feel her joy at graduating and of course yours too! What a fantastic occasion!

Your daughter has your glow!

ann said...

I KNOW YOU ARE SOO PROUD.DOESN'T IT JUST MAKE YOUR HEART SING???I KNOW,IT'S A WONDERFUL FEELING.I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU...ANN

Smilingsal said...

He got it at Jared'a! I'm spreading the word!

How proud you must be to have a child who has proved she CAN DO it.

Ma'dame French said...

I know what an accomplishment that is as I did the same thing 4 years of school with a husband and a 2 yr old and a job! Congrats!!! French;) xoxox

Happy To Be said...

GM Donna how very proud you must be..congrats to Denise for doing a job well done and with kids to raise its not easy ...my grand daughter in-law just finished her finals last week for nursing also..I really loved the blessing of the hands how cool was that..I hope and pray Ralph is doing better today Donna..are you all ready for the BIG BOY on the 25th to show up?? we have a foot of snow right now so he should feel right at home on my roof top...hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

JyLnC said...

Congratulations to Denise and I know you are very proud of her accomplishment. I loved all of the nurses I encountered during my health woes. A gentle spirit and kind hands are very appreciated when you're facing health issues.

And you can't beat a gift from Jared's!

Tootsie said...

they all look so excited! congrats and you should be proud!

Dawnie said...

aww Congrats to her! I know the feeling as mine graduated last Saturday. She to will be going on to further her education. What a nice gift her honey bought her.

She should be proud--she had alot of obstacles to slow her down and she did it. Mine had it easy--no kids....i need to tell her that!

Bo said...

Hi Donna...Denise's smile says it all, doesn't it...She has really accomplished something that would be difficult without children & a job...And she's going on with more schooling??? Bravo, ;-) Bo

nikkicrumpet said...

Well congrats to Denise for all her hard work and dedication in making it through! You both have reason to be very proud!!!

Bridget said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! Congrats to Denise!
Hugs, B.

Lin said...

oh MOM!!! SO SO PROUD!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Nursing school is HARD .. I'm so proud of her too ...!!! What a joyous time!! (and thanks for mom's hugs -- back atcha too!).

It's still raining here ...

SchmeckyGirl said...

LOL Jarred's!!! Those commercials! Too funny...

Well CONGRATULATIONS to you and Denise and your entire family. You all seem so proud. And rightfully so!

I wish her the best in her future career and endeavors.

Deb said...

Congratulations Denise! What a wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations Mom and Dad! You've raise a beautiful girl! Deb

Sharon said...

Congrats to all and to Denise - good job! Nursing school is tough and only the best survive! Contrats to the support system as well. You can finally breathe easy. Should be really a Merry Christmas.

Jill said...

I am so happy for her Donna! What a great acomplishment! I know why you are sooooo proud! I am glad that I read this because I have been so down about this whole Caylee Anthony thing that I needed a lifting up!

I hope your husband is getting better I am sure this happiness was good for his soul!!!!!

tardevil said...

Congrats to her! I know you must be proud! I hope to get my post up this week! Thanks, again! LOL!
Tardevil

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

What a wonderful Accomplishment! You should be proud!!!

xoxo,
Cathleen

Ruthie said...

A HUGE congratulations to Denise! Being a nurse myself, I know how much time and effort she put into her training! And this is really an accomplishment!
She looks so happy...and well she should be.
Blessings to you.
Hugs.♥

Ruthie

Buffie said...

Congratulations to your daughter!!! What an awesome accomplishment! She should be VERY proud of herself. It never hurts to have a nurse in the family either! :)

Buffie :)

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Donna, I bet you were and are a proud mom! Your daughter is so pretty! And she looks so happy...You can tell by her smile. I can tell that she is proud too! What an accomplishment. Nursing school is not easy and especially with working and a home full of kids! Sounds like it was fun too!

Well, Enjoy yourself in the warm weather! Although I am enjoying the snow, I would love to be in 77 degree weather right now!

hugs, Ellen

santamaker said...

Congrats on your daughter's graduation! That is an awesome accomplishment.
Just have to say how much I enjoyed your furry friends after a couple of drinks. Makes me want to have a shot of something!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! What a wonderul accomplishment. :)

laurie said...

Donna, congratulations to you, your family, and Denise! What an accomplishment with so many other things going on in her life! You certainly have reason to be proud. Great pictures of such a wonderful event.

I posted the tag you sent me. laurie

david mcmahon said...

Your pride is entirely justifiable.

What a huge achievement for Denise.

ksarra said...

Oops, where did my comment go? That's what I get for trying to type in dim lighting. Ha. Anyway, just stopping by to congratulate your daughter, and to wish you and yours the Happiest Christmas ever.

bj said...

Oh, honey...congratulations to Denise and to all of you. I know JUST how proud you feel...our daughter, too, became a RN while expecting her first baby and it wasn't easy. She had to lay out a bit while giving birth but went right back into school and never looked back. Now 4 kids later, she is once again working as a nurse at our local heart hospital. Boy...proud is just not a strong enuf word, is it!!
love, bj

Jan and Tom said...

Congratulations Denise and Mom & Dad!!!

~Christmas Blessings,
Jan

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