When she walked across the stage, shook hands with the Prez, and headed off...the QUEEN of Music Therapy, Jessie's mentor, her idol, Dr. Stanley, got up from her seat on stage and walked around the crowd to hug her...just her, and sat back down. This was something special, I tell ya. If I've heard her name once, I've heard it a thousand times. Like, even before she got to FSU. Dr. Stanley rocks the music world, and basically founded this program. And she loves MY sister. How 'bout them apples.
After the ceremony, family shots were in order. Though the sun was blinding, our smiles could not be bigger.
When you graduate with a Masters, you wear a "hood," and its in the appropriate color of your school...the school of Music just happens to be PINK! How fun!! Inside the hood is striped with the colors of your alma mater, which is why hers is garnet and gold for FSU. I personally think she should have a little orange and blue up under her robe somewhere too, for our TIGERS!
After our pics, she had to turn her flattering (haha) little robe and hood in....which she was none to happy about. Jessie was actually trying to barter with this lady to keep her pink hood. Which apparently cost around $250, what?!!? So we settled for a tassle.
Saturday afternoon was spent packing up her apartment, bittersweet but exciting, as we joked she became a graduate, employed, and homeless all in one day! Congrats jessie!