Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A very special day

We're in Christchurch, and later today our heart will swell with pride when our Darling Daughter graduates from the University of Canterbury.

Today is the culmination of four years of hard work for our DD. She completed her Bachelors degree last year, and today marks the conclusion of a successful year of post-graduate study. When she came to Christchurch in 2009, living away from home for the first time, she had no idea of what lay ahead. The earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011 changed everything, and she's certainly had a far more varied and challenging student experience than young people at other institutions; online learning, lectures in tents, compressed semesters and more have all been endured and conquered.

Tonight we'll celebrate with a pleasant meal. Our first-born is able to make it to Christchurch as well, so the whanau will be together; a rare event in recent years. And celebrate we shall; our Darling Daughter has worked hard, and her academic success is a product of that hard work. Her work ethic and potential have been recognised by the firm which has offered her a job in the New Year.

So forgive us for a day when blogging might be down the list of life's priorities. Instead it's a day when a young woman's single-mindedness and determination to succeed will be rewarded, and we couldn't be more proud.


homepaddock said...

Graduation is one of few times personal achievements are celebrated formally and in public. Have a wonderul day - and remember to take at least one photo with a backview of your graduand so you see her hood.

Quintin Hogg said...

My congratulations to your daughter I2.
Both on her graduation and the offer of employment she has received.

Anonymous said...

Good parenting is everything.

Keeping Stock said...

I can't necessarily claim the credit for that db, given that her mum and I parted company when she was young. She certainly got the message that a good education was a foundation for a fruitful life though.

Bunk said...

Congratulations KS

Lofty said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter, I envy you.

I was working overseas when our daughter graduated, and I could not get back so missed it, much to my eternal disappointment.

robertguyton said...

Every success our children have, elevates us. Thanks, sons and daughters!