This blog is going to be a little more heartfelt because not only is this gorgeous girl my second senior representative for 2017, but she is my little cousin!!!
I remember being the only Grandchild, and then this one came along and I was NOT having it!!! But you know, as the years went on I grew attached to this little one, and I wouldn't know what to do without her! After watching her grow for ALMOST 18 years now, she has grown into such a beautiful, funny, and loving young woman and I'm so proud to call her my cousin.
So, I'm so proud to say that yesterday (May 24th, 2017) I got to witness her walk across the stage and receive her diploma! She's officially an Apopka High School alumni! SHE DID IT!!! I must admit, it was super hard not to get all teary eyed when they called her name and she walked across the stage. And since I was on the floor taking pictures of the entire graduation with my mom for the local news paper, after she came off the stage and got her professional cheesy "I got my diploma that's really an empty folder" photo - best believe when she was walking by me I gave her the biggest hug ever! I've never been so proud in my entire life!
In conclusion, I just wanted to say - Hannah, I'm so so so proud of you! And I know that you're going to kill it in College!! And I'm going to leave you with a quote, as cheesy and cliche as it may seem it's the best quote ever!
"Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street. And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide open air. Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And then things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too. OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!"
-Dr Seuss (Oh, The Places You'll Go!)
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