I was upstairs when the doorbell rang. A USPS truck was in the driveway.
Usually, if I take my sweet time coming downstairs, Rudy is gone. Not today. As I opened the door he reached down to pick up and hand me a large cardboard envelope he’d just leaned against our door.
“It’s a diploma,” he said.
The normally understated Rudy looked up at me and smiled.
Rudy isn’t going through our mail. Printed on the envelope is “DIPLOMA-DO NOT BEND.”
We’ve been waiting for this since May! “Didn’t they expect anyone would graduate?” Helaine asked a few weeks ago. I’m told last year’s diplomas went out in November!
The long journey is complete. After 17 years, Kindergarten through senior, Stef is officially done and we officially need a frame!
We are very proud.
5 thoughts on “The Diploma Arrives”
As well you should be!
Congrats!!! I still vividly remember the August day in 1991 when my Syracuse University Degree arrived. The UPS just dropped it on the front porch. There it was, over $100,000 worth of education, lying on the doormat for anyone to step on. Whatta day!
congrats to both grad and parents. just curious, where will you hang it?
Congratulations to Stef, Geoff. That must have been a very proud moment for you and Helaine to see the diploma!
Congratulations to the three of you! Stef, for that degree, Geoff and Helaine for the parental love and support. You are truly an example of “family values!”