The weekend we thought was so far away was upon us. What a surreal feeling inside as I watched the graduates enter the fieldhouse for the Honors Convocation, during which these students would receive awards and medals for outstanding academic achievement during their time at Western Illinois University. And Jacob was to be honored as well.
I have too many images to share them all here; however, I'll let them tell the story of this special day!
Yes, he wore shorts under his robe. I'm so glad some others did, too!
Getting organized before the ceremony.
My first look at Jacob. I bawled.
The first medal -- graduating Magna Cum Laude.
The second medal -- successful completion of the Honors College.
Congratulating a friend.
Happy hug from his dad.
Yep, that's Jacob for ya.
Jacob's friend Josh came for the ceremony, and came out to dinner with our family.
After the ceremony, Jacob collected a prize he had won for filling out a survey about his "dining experience" on campus. The prize -- a Blu-Ray player!!
These lilacs were beckoning me with their scent and color, and the warmth of the sun on this beautiful day beckoned me to take a picture. So I did.
Back to life,
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