Friday, December 12, 2008

Bleeding Purple

What an exciting day! This afternoon and evening was spent celebrating the graduation of our great friend Luis from the University. This isn't just any old graduation, this one was special in many ways.

We have known this fine young man and his family for eleven years. They had recently arrived in this country and at that time he was a good-looking, cocky 17 year old guy trying to find his place in a new and strange culture, including learning a new language.

It took him a while to find his direction, but once he did there was no stopping him. As he marched into the large arena this afternoon in his cap and gown both Zeus and I were choking with emotions. It has been a long, hard road for him with many obstacles. But he did it.

His wife Judy deserves much of the credit. She is a really neat lady who we adore. Those three beautiful kids with them in the photo were as excited as the rest of us when graduation was over and they could jump up into Daddy's arms and give him a high-five!

Hey Luis, we are proud of you! And thanks for letting us be a part of this wonderful day!

More photos at the Shooting Blog.



Eris said...

Thanks a lot, now I'm choking up.

athena said...

Was he wearing a shirt?