passages

The act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another.

I’m currently a passenger in a car headed to The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. My first grandchild and first granddaughter is graduating over the next few days in a series of ceremonies marking her completion of her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, the revocation of her membership in the Honors College, and finally the full university degree commencement.

Move-in day 4 1/2 years ago.

There is this day a gathering of family from near and far who have come to honor and celebrate Georgia Grace.

Now continuing this blog post, the College of Nursing Convocation was held this afternoon. Candidates for a number of nursing degree program were presented. Pins were placed on each graduate as proud families and friends rejoiced. Honors all around.

And smiles.

Listening to the various speakers this afternoon, it was made clear that earning a degree from the University of South Carolina Nursing School is a rigorous undertaking. Conversations during visits with Georgia over the past four years have confirmed this.

And now this day, it is completed. Yet more awaits in this passage process, as the next steps are taken toward promise and possibility.

But first, over the next few days there are more rituals, honors, and celebrations ahead before this passage is completed.

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