Sunday afternoon I whispered a prayer and logged in online. The address was correct. The page pulled up. Yes! Uh oh, they are giving me a warning… DaRonn, help! It is nice having a guy who knows what he is doing when it comes to computers. So he got me set up. Audio was a little shaky. Video was even shakier. Refreshed the page a few times and, voila, I am live at my sister’s university graduation ceremony! The rain did not impede a very clear reception thousands of miles away. There were speeches, pomp and circumstance. Then the names. It was a culturally diverse graduating class this fall so some of the names were read fast, but one name came out loud and clear (and surprisingly they even pronounced the last name right)… Emily Jane Houtz! I am the oldest of five. Emily is the third in the line up of birth order, yet she is the first of the siblings to graduate from university. I am so proud of her!
Here is how I saw it online (I added the circle so you could see my sister).
You better believe that my mouth was watering for some of that Pizza Hut advertised there but somehow I don’t think that the online delivery includes Bolivia in it’s zones. Pizza or no I was so glad to be a part of this momentous time in my sister’s life. I love you Emily!