This Right Here

This right here is 100 percent the reason we traveled several hours this weekend to sit thru a four-hour ceremony so I could walk across a stage in cap and gown for a degree I actually received in December.

I could hear my kids cheering for me from the stage today. My son even yelled, “My Mom rules the world!”  

And I could see the wheels turning as they thought of their own academic dreams for the future. I hope they know that no matter the path, a life full of learning is a reason to celebrate!

My birthday was a great day.

One of the farmers outside our village plants a field of tulips and poppies to be picked and paid on a honor system. I love having such easy access to fresh flowers this time of year!