Complete with honors and accolades, this girl of ours walked the stage and received her diploma, ending a chapter in her life.
Graduation was met with mixed emotions. MacKenzie was thrilled to end this part of her life, and I was a wee bit sentimental over it all. Some how I managed to hold it all together while she walked the stage and now we are ready fort he next chapter to begin as she prepares to go off to college in August. She was one of only 32 Honor’s grads in her class of 500, so to say that Audley and I are proud of her does not begin to describe how we feel.
Here is a glimpse of our graduation celebrations that brought in friends and family from six hours away to celebrate this special moment.
Of course Audley and I were super proud of this girl, just as we are proud of all our children!
No momentous occasion is complete without generation pictures ….. I loved having both sets of grandparents in from Alabama and Tennessee for this big day!
For MacKenzie there was nothing but joy.
And the excitement at getting to be the center of attention for the evening.
What’s next for MacKenzie?
She applied to several colleges and universities and was accepted to every one of them. After several road trips talking to admissions and recruiters, MacKenzie Grace will be attending the University of South Carolina in Columbia in the fall, majoring in Athletic Training.
We tried our best not to influence her in any way, but allow her to make the decision that fit her best, and it seems USC has exactly what she wants with the clearest plan to make her dreams happen.
And based on her text message I received just days ago when her rooming assignment arrived, we will be doing a lot of planning and decorating this summer.
And of course I will share it all with you!