Sunday, February 3, 2008


Just a quick post tonight before packing to leave in the morning for Czech.

I made it to Dallas Friday night, despite lots of canceled and delayed flights out of Chicago. My friend, Michelle, and her
dad met me at the airport - happy reunion with them!

Today was Michelle's doctoral graduation - such a joyful celebration of four years of hard work!

We had a great day attending all the various functions...professional photos, watching her get the cool cap, gown and doctoral hood, receptions, graduation ceremony, and Gilley's in downtown Dallas for the post graduation party (anyone remember Gilley's from the movie "Urban Cowboy"?!!).

What a fabulous, memorable day! I am so thankful the Lord worked it out for me to be here with her parents to celebrate this special time - congratulations dear friend!!


  1. Hurray for Michelle. I'm so thrilled for her and glad you could share in such a special life event. What a huge achievment. Glad you had a wonderful time celebrating with her!

  2. Hi Connie,

    I am finally able to open this page up...who knows what the glitch was last night. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for going the extra extra extra mile (literally!) to help celebrate my graduation. I can't imagine the day without you there.

    Loves, Michelle

    p.s. Thanks Andrea for being excited with me and for me too! :o)

  3. Hi Connie,

    So happy to see some great new posts on LBL. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

    My only question is...did you and Michelle ride the mechanical bull at Gilley's?


  4. Connie!!! I saw your blog link on Maryann's website and have been enjoying your entries SO MUCH - this one with the pictures of you and Michelle filled my heart with such joy and emotion I couldn't help but cry - you both look SO wonderful!! What wonderful memories it brought back of ALL of you and the influence you have had in my life! SOME day - I would love to be able to catch up - God is so good and His mercies NEVER cease! Love you....Kim Fleischmann