Our graduation day truly was a graduation day--my ceremony started at 9 am and Jeffrey's began at 2 pm, so including all the getting ready, pre and post-ceremony photos, and speeches, someone was graduating at all times, all day.
I guess all the excitement got to my head (or maybe I was just an overheated pregnant lady in a velvet floor length graduation robe in a warm college gym) because during my graduation ceremony I thought I was going to faint! I spent much of the event sitting with my head down as low as I could bend with my belly, and as far as the mortarboard on my head would allow before it fell off, and with my neighbor graduates fanning me with their programs. It was miserable, but in a way it was perfect--dental school was not an individual effort. I had needed support from family and friends all along, so why would the ceremonial completion of school be any different? All the fanning worked and I walked the stage to become Dr. Lauren Edwards, DDS.
|Carly Klassen, also from GPG 7|
|Dr. Brent Magness, the fearless leader of GPG 7|
|My biggest fan.|
|Can you find Waldo?|
|Jeffrey's biggest fan.|
|Ryan and Sylvia Mack--future Temple residents themselves!|