It seems a few of my blogger friends thought I was going to meet the President. Well in a way, I did meet President Obama, as did thousands of other parents, however, if you paid close attention to my words: “I shall of course shake hands and get a photo with President Obama. (I must be dreaming, but who knows?)” you realized I was being plain old Gutsy.
If you care to see the President’s commencement address, you can view it here.
As usual, he was amazing. The one thing my family noticed was the speech seemed more political in nature than inspirational. Normally commencement addresses are focused on inspiring the graduates. In a way this speech seemed geared towards getting students involved in the democratic process. Some may call that inspiring the students.
My husband and I at 6:30 a.m., waiting for the gates of University of Michigan stadium to open. Lighting resulted in the security scanner not working, so everyone had to wait outside.
They estimated 90,000 people attended.
Feeling like a drowned rat after hours in the rain, a proud mom and her son.
(Did I mention I got food poisoning from a bad oyster? Oh well, we won’t go there. The special day made up for it.)