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Thursday, July 24, 2008

A day for celebrating!


I am so proud to say my daughter recieved the Bright Futures Scholarship for college. Her education will be paid for 100%!!! I am so happy for her. You know, I was looking around last night at all of the scholarships that are out there and available to everyone. It is incredible. I even found one for me! LOL. Seriously, it was for a returning student, for certifications in horticulture, and was good at a community college or 4 year university! I am looking into possibly starting my certification process in January. Down here I want to do all of my classes that require actual outside work, to be in the coolest part of the year. I am so excited, because it is part of my retirement strategy...a career change when I move to part time work. Something different and beautiful...working with plants!

Anyway...back to my daughter...she is a peach to have worked so hard and gotten straight A's (although we did not expect her to do that...she was just driven that way). I think I will take her out for ice cream tonight to celebrate!

13 comments:

Mary T said...

Wow-- That is just really Fantastic! Good for her--and good for Mom too!!
So happy for you both!

Sue said...

Somehow, I think that she is a chip off the old block! It's wonderful.

I applaud your plans for a second career. You will be a natural because it is what you love.

Cindy said...

As the mother of 2 highly intelligent but unmotivated and seriously underachieving students, I gotta say I'm a little jealous.

Aiyana said...

Congratulations to your daughter! To win a scholarship that pays 100%is really great. They are not that common it seems.
I think it would be fun to work with plants someplace, but I'm happily retired and through with working except volunteer work. The problem with working with plants out here is the weather. They always need people from June to October. Bad!
Aiyana

Teri C said...

Congrats to your daughter and so exciting that you are going to get that certificate!! You go girl!! or make that girls! :)

Pudgeduck said...

After watching my children struggling to pay college expenses, this is the best news I've heard all year!! Congratulations !! Double dipped!!!

Claude said...

I can tell from your post that you're just bursting with pride in your daughter... Good for her!

Julie said...

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! It is exciting!

Wicked Gardener said...

Congrats! That is not easy to do.

Stapeliad said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And...how cool is YOUR scholarship too????

Serena said...

Congratulations to your daughter, Julie!!

I also applaud your own career change plans....good luck ~ :)

Forever Young said...

hey good for her and you, i am still studying (at the age of 60) 'if you don't use it, you lose it' ha ha!

Rosemarie said...

Congrats to your daughter! 100%?? That's FABULOUS! Good luck on your certification process as well. :) Smart girl to pick cooler months! :P