Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sharing the milestone

A couple of weeks ago, Son2 graduated from college.  He achieved a BFA in the Peck School of the Arts from UW-Milwaukee.  That Saturday we attended the Senior Art Show and then the PSOA Convocation.  Then Sunday we hosted a party at our house.

I didn't share this right away, I guess I wanted to hold on and savor this as long as possible.

That's Son2 below, far left. Next to him, his NA sponsor, and two of his sponsee brothers, and the baby daughter of blue shirt.

And this is his senior capstone project from the show.  It is a collection of prints that reflect his journey over the last few years, through addiction, recovery and artistic growth.  He gave us a copy, a gift to us for graduation.

Life moves on.  We spent a few days in Florida, Son2 is looking for a full time job, summer is here, busy at work.


  1. Congratulations. It looks like a happy day. I'm really glad that things have smoothed out and he graduated. Awesome as a matter of fact.

  2. I love the picture. I love that the older gentleman is sponsoring those young men and that he came to share the day. A mentor. This is just such a great post! Congratulations to all! I am happy just looking at this. Really. :o) Thank you for sharing it with us. We need to know that some of our kids are moving out of the dark shadows of addiction. You gave us that today.

  3. tears of joy run down my face.....
    it brings such hope, the joy and smile on his face says it all....
    thank you for being so kind and sharing this with us.

  4. Best news I've read or heard all day. Congratulations to him and to your entire family. I still dream my son will finish college one day. Hey, a mom can dream! :)