With pride, love and joy, we joined the party at the Beck Home to mark
Christina, long time girlfriend of our youngest boy Brad, graduated with Honours from Roosevelt University in a morning Commencement ceremony this May 13, 2016.
David & Jackie, parents of Christina, hosted well over 30 people to mark the special occasion. Kathy & I, Brett & Mary were honored to be invited and attend.
So many of Christina's family & friends were there, that it seemed like we were continually introduced to new partygoers throuout the night. Christina's grandmother just beamed with love - so happy & proud for the apple of her eye - Christina.
Christina's brother Michael was there, having just returned from a 3 month University assignment in London. Of course I compared notes with him on my favourite city, grilling him about all the places and things he had seen. He had a great time.
We prevailed upon Christina to get back into her Cap & Gown for some pictures and we snapped off one of the entire group that you see below.
Jackie laid on a feast catered from Salerno's that was spectacular. The desert table featured 2 cakes along with home made goodies that I wanted to scoop into Kathy's purse and have them all to myself.
The extended Beck family is so welcoming and friendly. We felt part of the clan from the moment we walked in. I make sure Bradley knows how blessed he is as girls like Christina don't grow on trees. Believe me he knows.
Christina has already secured a great job in Schaumburg's highly sought after District 54 (same as our Ben & his Gal Jordan) as a Special Ed teacher. Her future and Brad's looks Oh So Bright!
Video is at the bottom of the page - so make sure you don't miss that. Following the video is a last shot of Christina opening her present from us. A new bag adorned with something that looks like Disneys Mickey Mouse. Christina loved it and will be using it when she & Brad visit DisneyWorld later next month.
Speeches & A Proud Grandmother