Sunday, May 3, 2009

Britt Riggin Joins Dad and Mom as BYU Alumni

6000+people in the Marriott center in Provo, Utah. Among the crowd of strangers I hear "Anita". Examining the sea of faces there she is, SydButler with husband Kevin Calderwood, fellow graduates of MHS! With them their daughter Quincey and great parents we love dearly Bob and Ellen Calderwood . (Bob baptised Marty!) Syd and Kevin live in Virginia and us from Texas , we probably couldn't have found each other if we had tried. It was surreal to sit together with our family and friends as we watched our Britt and the Calderwood new son-in-law, Quincey's man, graduate from Brigham Young University.

It was so amazing to see our daughter complete such an outstanding accomplishment. Britt has always been one to work hard , set high goals and make it happen. She has already done so much in her life. She was a leader in color guard, graduated high school with amazing grades, served a wonderful mission at Temple Square and now a graduate from BYU.
Britt presented Marty and I with her white BYU stole and wrote, “Mommy and Daddy, I love you so much! This has only been possible through your love and support and your wonderful examples. Thank you! Love, your baby girl”. We will treasure it.

So Britt: Congratulations!

You're off to Great Places!You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the gal who'll decide where to go.


Debbie said...

Way to go Britt! That is a great accomplishment. The photo of her showing off her "expecting belly" is too cute.

Anita - I can tell you are sure proud of her.

Britt said...

Thanks mom :) I'm really proud of myself, too. And thanks Debbie

Ashley said...

What a neesat day! Congrats! And how fun to have a little girl on the way!

Craig and Elaine Burdett Family said...

How fun congrats to all the hard work it looks like you guys had some fun. Wish I could have been there.

Summers Family said...

Wow! So much has gone on for you the last month! I can't believe Stefan is 8 already! I hear you are headed this way in July some time... I hope it is the beginning, we are going to bless Rebecca the first Sunday! Hopefully you will be here for it!