Sunday, August 14, 2016

When wings take flight.......

Once there was a girl who dared to dream......

God heard her dreams and said,
"This child has the faith and determination 
to accomplish the impossible. 

And He set her dreams on wings to fly!

She soared on those God given wings,
she reached for the highest of heights.
Sometimes star bound, occasionally 
dipping and falling but always rebounding 
to greater heights.

Her wings grew strong and she flew with courage.
When fear and disappointment tried to take her off course, 
she would find the ability to overcome each challenge, 
she would think above the
problem and gain wind beneath her wings 
to lift her even higher.

She believed in the beauty of her dreams, 
she found inner strength, patience, and endurance
to direct her path toward her vision.


And finally, Our Sweet Girl, your dreams
which took flight and soared towards the heavens 
have become your DESTINY !!

You have fought the good fight 
and you have accomplished the impossible.  
We are so very proud of you 
and give eternal thanks to God 
for giving you wings to fly.

SFA Alumni, My Sister Tricia, 1974 and Jennifer 2016


   With tremendous pride, admiration,
 and love from your entire family

Congratulations "Miss Jennifer"
Your future is bright!! 





Every Little Birdie says,
I'm One Proud Mama

Jennifer has always wanted to teach!


 She started college after high school but dropped out when marriage and children came along.  She decided to home school her children through their elementary years, loving every minute of it.  Once they reached  Middle School they started public school and Jennifer started teaching Pre-K at the Early Childhood Development Center in Grapevine, Texas.  Her extreme love for teaching finally lead her back to college in pursuit of her teaching degree.  While juggling the role of wife, mother of two teens, and Pre-K teacher she took online courses and attended evening classes. It took years of determination, sacrifice, hard work, long hours, and a strong focus.

I am proud to say that this weekend our daughter, Jennifer, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree. 

She is starting her new job as a Kindergarten teacher
at Cannon Elementary in Grapevine, Texas
Cannon is the leading STEM school in Texas

Jennifer loves the STEM concept of teaching
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) 

Check out her "Sweet Pea" blog here
 Jennifer created this blog for the parents 
of her Pre-K students

 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Mom! I could have never done any of it without you-my very best friend in the world-by my side encouraging and supporting me!! I love you so much!!!

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  2. Oh gosh...tears reading this! So proud of you sweet cousin. You are an inspiration to me!!!

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  3. I'm so proud of her! Thank you mom for always being there for her when she needs it. Your support was vital to her success and the way you and Dan raised her has given her the drive to not only finish what she starts, but to also strive to be the best that she can be.

    Jas

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    1. Thanks Jas. I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures of you and the kids with the graduate. Did you take any? If so I'd love to include them on this post.

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