Thursday, May 10, 2018

Nashville, TN - A College Graduation

My hubby and I left a week ago today for Nashville, TN to attend our granddaughter's graduation from Trevecca Nazarene University.  We got home late Monday night, but this is the first chance I've had to write a blog post.  

We stopped at a Denny's for breakfast before crossing over into Ohio.  My tea came in such a cute little teapot that my hubby asked if I wanted him to take my picture with it.  ;-)

When we arrived in Brentwood, TN [where our Holiday Inn was located] Steve [our son] went to Trevecca to pick up Brianna so we could all go out to eat together.  She chose the Cheesecake Factory.  My brain must have gone to sleep, because I didn't take any pictures.  I do remember ordering fish tacos that were yummy though!  ;-)

On Friday morning we went back to the campus to load all of Brianna's belongings into our vehicles.  She's coming home for the summer to work and earn some money then plans to return to Nashville to pursue a Master's Degree in counseling.

Bri's dorm this year - Tennessee Hall [She was a resident assistant for 2 1/2 years.]

Rain was forecast for Saturday [Commencement Day] so Jerry and I took pictures of the campus on Friday before the showers came. It's a small campus, but very lovely. Our church denomination [Church of the Nazarene] has eight universities in the United States.  Olivet [near Chicago] would have been closer, but Brianna liked Trevecca better.

The arches on each side of the entrance to the university.  One is leadership, the other is service.

On the sidewalk in the center of each arch is a cross.  What it symbolizes makes leadership and service possible and rewarding.

After Brianna's belonging were all packed we went back to the hotel until it was time for her Baccalaureate Service in Boone Convocation Center at 7:30 p.m. The theme was Reverberations of God's New Song.  It was a beautiful service and I liked it better than the Commencement Service.

~ The Processional ~

Brianna peeking around the graduates so I could take her picture.

The family - Sharon, Brianna, Brooke and Steve

~ Sisters ~

~ Proud Grandparents ~

~ A congratulatory kiss from both Grandmas ~

I'll conclude tomorrow with Bri's commencement and the sights of downtown Nashville.


  1. Congratulations to Brianna! I'm so glad you could attend her graduation.

  2. What a beautiful campus. Glad that you enjoyed yourself and that you are home safely.

  3. Huge congrats to Brianna on this accomplishment! It's clear that she had much loving support in reaching this goal. Trevecca is such a great school...I know you are all immensely proud of her!


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