(I just posted this on the LPM Blog but I wanted to share it here too.)
This weekend my little sister graduated from Wheaton College with her Master's Degree in Biblical Exegesis. She worked unbelievably hard for the past two years to accomplish this goal. We are so proud!
Mom, Dad and I flew up to Wheaton to be with her for the big weekend. It was the Original Four Moores for the first time in quite a while. Dad treated us to a celebratory dinner at a French restaurant called Suzette's where we enjoyed a five course meal and live jazz music. We were in food heaven with every kind of crepe you can think of. I don't have any pictures because I was too busy with my fondue, salad, vegetable chowder, chicken crepes, and bananas foster to bother with it!
It was my first time to visit Melissa in Wheaton and I had so much fun seeing her campus, staying in her cute apartment, meeting her friends, and seeing the professors she loved so much. A few of her professors even wrote commentaries that our mom uses when she researches for her conferences and Bible studies. Melissa has had the privilege of studying under some of the world's most incredible Bible scholars while at Wheaton.
When Melissa came walking down the aisle with all the other graduates, our hearts overflowed with joy. She flashed us a sassy smile and we said to each other, "That's our girl!" When she took her seat next to her classmates all I could do was cry. My sister had earned a Master's Degree. From an incredibly hard program. And what a spectacular person she is. She's beautiful, brilliant, hilarious, outgoing, godly, and a friend to anyone - especially the friendless. Daughter, sister, prom queen, varsity athlete, sorority girl, fasionista, and now scholar. Melissa, I don't even have the words to describe how proud I am of you. You might be the most unique person God ever made. I can't wait to see how God will use everything you've learned during your time at Wheaton. I know He has great things in store!
Mom and Dad waiting to see their graduate
That sassy smile
Melissa getting her diploma
Melissa with Prayer Warrior #1