Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Surprise Graduation Dinner

A week ago Friday I surprised Megan with a graduation dinner that evening. Liberty University was having it's graduation the following morning, in Virginia.  So I decided to have a graduation dinner for her. Our girl who studied online worked hard for this day!! We had already planned to be gone for dinner with friends for a surprise birthday dinner on Sat.  I cleared off the table and put out decor. Added a bag that had gifts inside for her.
She saw me making her favorite dinner....BBQ Chicken and Cheesy Biscuits at the very beginning. Then she saw the table later! 
She was happy...can  you tell?

She's wearing the RIPCITY hat a friend gave her and the shirt I bought her. She's a Portland Trail Blazer fan. And she enjoyed the sox! I really like them too!

A nice flag pin that goes with her school and career field. We also gave her money to buy a ring that she's been wanting. Her affordable class ring. She found one she liked but had to get a smaller size so she's waiting for it to arrive. She had priced class rings and the least expensive were $300! Hefty price for even our budget. She's getting a stone the same color of her degree...blue. The one she's getting is pretty and it works for her. 
After a walk we ate cake. Her dad was ready to eat it right after the main course. But since the guest of honor wasn't going to eat, he said he'd wait, with a sigh! We like this Rocking Chocolate Chip Cake from Trader Joes.

On Sat. this past week, I went to the mail box. In the big locked box was an envelope. It held Megan's diploma!  I put it on her place at the table. Watched out the window to see when she'd pull up in driveway from work. Then I went to my computer with camera in hand. Patiently waiting til she came into the room.
She was excited to get her important paper work...her diploma from Liberty University! It finally was a reality! Thank you Lord for getting us through some tough times. I told her not to give up. Perseverance!
Our happy graduate from Liberty University with a BS in Criminal Justice!! 


Beatrice Euphemie said...

Congratulations Megan! Good job! So nice to make her favorite dinner (I think that would be mine, too :). It takes dedication to pursue a degree and lots of support. An exciting day! x Karen

Linda W. said...

Huge congrats to your daughter!

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations to your daughter, a great achievement.

Mereknits said...

Congrats to you very wonderful daughter Becky.

Kathy said...

Congratulations, Megan! That is quite an achievement. Perseverance pays off.

Gracie Saylor said...

Congratulations, Megan! The celebration sounded perfect, Becky. I am happy for you all :) xx

Camille said...

Congratulations to your Megan (and you and Phil as well, Becky....)!! Hugs, Camille