Kvelling... it's what a proud papa do.

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

I had the extreme good fortune to accompany my daughter as she delivered the Keynote speech for the graduating class of the occupational therapy department of the University of Illinois Chicago campus.

My daughter graduated as an O.T. from the very same program almost 10 years ago, and had been brought on as an adjunct professor, so she had actually lectured for many of these students... and they asked her to address this year's graduating class.  It's quite an honour.

I sat in the audience as my daughter regaled the graduates with stories of her struggles with class, and employment afterward.  In the very same room where she sat and listened to some keynote speaker, whom she no longer remembers, almost a decade ago.

She talked a little about her tenure at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and then with Shriner's Hospital. She talked about how noble a profession this was, and how they help people live their lives to the maxium they can achieve.

It was so clear to hear the pride she had in the new graduating class... and her chosen profession, and as her father, it filled my heart with pride to hear that pride in her voice. We'd raised a wonderful young woman.

Excuse me... I have to go get some Kleenex.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I can see how this why this would make you very proud Alan...

Jul 20, 2018 11:55 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alan.

Just a chip off the ole block.  I can see why you are a proud dad.

Jul 21, 2018 02:19 AM #2
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Well earned pride and joy... for both of you!  Nothing is better than the feeling of witnessing your children doing well in life!

Jul 21, 2018 04:34 AM #3
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

What a wonderful post. It is evident you are extremely proud of your daughter! It's great to see our children succeeding, especially when they are happy about where they are and what they are doing.  Great job!

Jul 21, 2018 05:57 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You have reason to be proud, Alan!  Your daughter's accomplishments will carry her far in her future!  Lucky you!

Jul 21, 2018 02:53 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Alan- I'll second that ...you have every reason to be proud of your very accomplished daughter!!!! Good for her for having achieved all that she has. I'll bet she felt very proud to have been invited to be the keynote speaker. 

Jul 21, 2018 05:03 PM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Het those are tears of joy to a successful daughter and a Papa who did his best.

Jul 26, 2018 08:05 AM #7
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