I was having jitters days before graduation up to the minute I stepped onstage along with my parents. It was finally my turn. Our college dean gave me my diploma and handed the medal to my Dad. Eto na nga talaga yon!! My Mom and Dad kissed me right after placing/hanging the medal on me. I saw them near to tears, sobrang priceless yung feeling to see your parents proud of what you have achieved. Sulit na sulit lahat ng pagod ko, but I believe they experienced far more stress and tiredness from working hard just to sustain my education and the needs of our family. I couldn't thank them enough. I offer this humble latin award to my beloved parents and to the Lord Almighty.
Here are some snapshots (and side stories) from last Friday! :)
Thank you so much for doing my graduation hair and makeup, Ann!!! :"> She came all the way from Taytay, Rizal, at 7AM, mind you, just to make me beautiful on my big day! Haha I love you Ann!! Thanks again to you and your hubby Lou! I appreciate it a lot! ♥
Stay tuned for my graduation outfit post! Might publish it tonight or tomorrow. :)
Pictures with college buddies before and after the ceremony:
Photo grabbed from Tita Ethel Reyes
I remember, while my parents and I were at the middle of the stage for the photo op, my Dad said "Ang sarap naman sa pakiramdam!" and Mommy naman said "We're so proud of you, anak". Ay jusko ang puso ko!! Hahaha!
I love you girls!
To my two soul sisters in college, Jemcy and Trisha, you know how much I love you two!! ♥ Thank you for making my entire college experience fun and memorable. Dami nating nagpagdaanan, mga tegirl!! Hahaha! Alam niyo yan. I won't survive this crazy endeavor without the both of you. I'm sure we'll see each other again soon. I WILL MISS YOU GIRLS! I love you Amey and Shamae!! :'(
Hahahaha hello Mommy!!!
My gorgeous Mom and handsome Dad. Para po sa inyo lahat ng 'to. ♥
Celebrated my graduation with my family and closest high school friends over a sumptuous buffet dinner, stories and laughter.
These people made my high school life perfect!!! I love you guys!! I'm so glad we're all still close even after college. Nothing has changed. ♥
Beyond happy and fulfilled! Thank You so much, Lord!