As my regulars will know Kendall was admitted as an Attorney in February 2010 and today she was admitted as a Conveyancer in the Cape Town High Court.
A very proud, yet emotional moment for us as a family. My father as you know passed away in May this year and he was so incredibly proud of Kendall and her academic achievements. He was sorely missed today, as he would have loved to hear about the day's proceedings. But we believe he is with us in Spirit and is swelling up with pride. Miss you so much Daddy and Oupie (for my overseas friends, Oupie is our endearing name for Grandpa in my second language, Afrikaans).
Here's a pic I took (without anyone seeing...shhhhh) of the Cape Town High Court before it started to fill up. Please excuse quality of pics. They were taken with my Blackberry, as no cameras are allowed in Court... yeah right, I wasn't going to let that stop me! When I sent these pics to my sister, she sms'd me back saying "you're damn lucky they didn't "cuff" you".... hahahaha
Kendall and her friend/colleague, Olivia (they work at the same Law Firm) waiting for the Advocate who represented them to the Judge, to conclude his business, before they could leave the Court. At this stage the Court was just about empty and I thought I'd try taking a sneaky pic... Oh my word ...I didn't realise quite how quiet it was in there, you could distinctly hear the CLICK. Kendall told me afterwards when she heard it she thought "Oh my gosh, that can only be my Mother"... She looked up as if to say "I HEARD THAT MOM", but her face just broke into a smile...shew! Excuse quality of pic, but I was sitting way up in the Gallery.
Finally.... Once outside, the girls had to pose for friends and family and I quickly took this one as well...
Right, after the proceedings we then headed off to Cape Town's famous Charly's Bakery for some sweetness and here's a pic of Kendall's favourite treat, petit fours.
Thanks to a select few who knew about today's proceedings beforehand. Your sms's, emails and cards are much appreciated. Special thanks to Kendall's colleagues, Letitia and Michelle, who specially took a day's leave to attend the ceremony. Kendall's boss popped in too and was there when the Judge admitted them and congratulated them.
Apologies for the lengthy post, but just had to share this day with you all! Thanks for popping by, hugs Sharon x