Monday, May 16, 2011


We had a packed weekend. It was all good though. Kelvin completed the course work at Lee College for his Associate of Science in December. The college only does one graduation ceremony a year, so he had to wait until this spring to participate in the ceremony. He went back to school to earn his degree the summer Emma was diagnosed with Batten Disease. She is his inspiration. I remember him telling me he felt like he needed to go to school to earn his degree for Emma since she never would be able to. He is such an inspiration himself. There are days when I truly don't know where his energy comes from...working full-time, continuing to be a wonderful husband and father, and carrying slightly under a full load at school is enough to make an average man collapse...Kelvin is anything but average. So, Friday night, Kelvin walked across that stage, and his mom, children and his proud wife were all there beeming. He transferred to the University of Houston Downtown's College of Business in January and will complete his studies for a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Supply Chain and Logistics.

After the ceremony Friday night we had some wine and cheese and a deee-licious triple layer chocolate mousse cake which we shared with his mom, grandmother, aunt and our good friends who live down the street. Kelvin brought down his degree and a pencil sketch that hangs above the desk in our study and proposed a toast. He is so eleoquent. He said something to the effect that without inspiration, it is hard for someone to complete a task. Emma is his inspiration, and for her, he {and all of us} is grateful. Tears stung my eyes (and his) as we cheered.

Saturday afternoon we headed to Beaumont to help my mother-in-law get ready for a graduation party for our nephew, Andrew. He graduates from high school on Saturday the 21st. I can't believe it. I was there the day he was born. He has also worked hard to receive his Eagle Scout, an accomplishment which we honored at the party as well...

My friend did a fabulous job on the cake, don't you think?


  1. Ed & I are proud of Kelvin. You and your family are so inspiring to others. We are blessed to know you and your sweet family.

    Ed & Debbie

  2. SO proud of Kelvin's accomplishment!! What a wonderful post! HUGS friend! We need to get together soon!

  3. Kevin you are just the WHOLE package. Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment. We are blessed to know you!
    Sharon & Ken

  4. Congrats to your hubby, what an accomplishment!

  5. Congrats to Kelvin! Huge accomplishment and touching moments!
    You are all extrordinary!

  6. Congratulations, Kelvin!
    I really could feel mighty Emma's presence in the pictures! I know she is so proud of you as is the rest of your family and friends, both near and far (including me)!

  7. Congratulations to Kelvin! What a wonderful accomplishment! :)
    I saw your comment on my post about Andrew graduating. It seems like only yesterday Lori, with Andrew and Priscilla in tow, was helping me pick out my wedding dress. And now both of those little kids are all grown up...WOW! What are Andrew's plans now?


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