Monday, May 25, 2009

A Celebration!

Life has a way of reminding us that time goes on and there is none to waste. This is my niece, Nyshma. I changed her diapers and babysat her as a newborn while my sister attended classes at the University of Puerto Rico.I can't begin to tell you how hard it was for my sister to raise her as a single parent, I only watched from the sidelines and helped out as asked. I was young and she was young... but she was wise beyond her years and I was always in awe of how she managed to work everything out; whatever came her way...it just always seemed to work out. She MADE it work out. As a parent I now know that it is NOT as she made it seem, it is SOOOO much harder and no matter how hard you try, it does not always work out in the end. But as if to prove a point to all the naysayers who were so fast to conclude that a single mother cannot go the distance....here you go. Nyshma graduated this past weekend from Rochester Institute of Technology, with honors!
Her major was in Marketing and minor in Japanese. Yeah, she's an anime geek...what can I say? LOL!

It was a day of great joy in our family. And we rallied to celebrate this milestone, for both of them, as I do believe that behind every graduate in that class was a parent who pushed and encouraged and cheered for them . This is half of Nyshma's Home Team:
From left to right: My Mom, T-Choco (my youngest sister), T-Sandy (the middle sister), The Graduate (Nyshma), her #1 fan GP (who wore her cap with great pride all afternoon!), ME and my Dad!

GP had been preparing for weeks; he told the tailor he needed a suit "For Graduations, Weddings, Concerts and More!" Nyshma was graduating, she is now engaged to be married and GP will be going to see the Boston Pops this Summer...so I think he was covering all the bases, LOL! This is Nyshma with her fiance.
Oh, Nyshma did have a second half to the Home team but they had to take their own picture...we didn't have a panoramic camera, LOL! Maybe I can steal one of their pics, but I haven't found one yet. BTW...the other team was the one where Nyshma was NOT the tallest in the group. Guess who she takes after...LOL! I'll try to get a pic posted of them soon.
Hope your holiday weekend was full of wonderful family gatherings too. Brenda=)

6 comments:

trashalou said...

Congratulations to your niece and her sister. Loving the family picture. tee hee that G.P. was the graduand all day.

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

What an awesome accomplishment for your niece AND your sister!! Love the family pic, you are all so beautiful!! And GP looks smashing, his tailor did a fantastic job! =)

Julie said...

Congratulations to your niece. She is beautiful. And might I say that GP is looking super-snazzy in his suit.

wonderwoman said...

many congrats to your niece - what a lovely family.

xx

Sheri Howard said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful neice, beautiful family! That is what it is ALL about!

Carrie P. said...

Awesome! Congrats to you all. I am sure you all had something to do with her getting this far.