A couple of weekends ago I had the privilege of watching my sister walk across the stage at SUNY Oneonta as she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Adolescent Education and Mathematics. To say we are all proud of her would be a complete understatement. When I first started dating my husband the first time I met Bridgette was during her freshman year of college and we’ve shared many incredible adventures since. We’ve watched her grow during her college years and transform into the amazing young woman she is today. When she asked me to capture these moments of her with friends and family over her graduation weekend I was touched (and a bit emotional).
Bridgette, you are and will continue to be an amazing teacher. Watching the way you care for others makes me jealous of all of the students that will walk through your classroom door and experience what it’s like to learn from Miss Proper. I have a feeling your students will learn as much about mathematical equations as they will learn about how to show respect and tackle some of life’s biggest challenges.
But for now, I wish you peace in this time of transition. In this season in life where you no longer have access to a dining hall. Where friends aren’t always as close in physical proximity as they once were. And I hope that these photos help to make the hard days a little sweeter.
And finally, CONGRATULATIONS! You did it. The Proper clan loves you and we are all standing by eagerly watching the amazing steps you will be taking in the next few years.