I went home to Memphis for my twin brother's college graduation this past weekend. He'd worked so long and hard for his BA, so Big Ups, Twin, for doing your thizzle!
He sang (he's a really good singer) a sweet-sweet song to my son (it was also my 11 week-old son's first visit to Memphis to meet his kin). We're a singing family, so it wasn't out of place for me to hear him singing at a random moment. When I heard him singing I expected it to end quickly, but he sang the whole song, and my Zack was just there watching him the whole time. The lyrics were about Zack finally being here and the song was slow and sweet...it was special.
The highlight of the weekend was at my brother's graduation reception, when he presented our sister with a cake that read, "Congratulations Dr. Adriane Williams". (She's receiving her doctorate, so we celebrated her graduation this weekend too.) It was her first time seeing her name like that and she was totally overwhelmed with the moment and hugged him and started crying. Then he started crying. It was awesome. It went something like this...
I didn't cry, but was deeply touched. Thanks to my husband, Billy, for being on his toes to document everything. Later this week it's Wisconsin-or-bust for my sister's hooding ceremony. Fun times.