Sentimental Me: She did it. Time to celebrate.

Sentimental Me: She Did It Time To Celebrate

One morning a couple of weeks ago, I received a text from Beckie that brought a tear to my eye.

Just so you know, this back injury of mine has made me even more emotional/sentimental than usual – if that is even possible!

Anyway, there were no words in the text, just a picture of a certificate and a few emoji’s.

As soon as I studied the image, It hit me like a brick –  my baby lawyer is not so ‘baby’ anymore.

In order to practice Law in Australia, every university graduate must study (while working full-time) for their PLT (Practical Legal Training) through the College of Law.

The image in the text Beckie had sent me was of a certificate that said she had been awarded the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

When Beckie started her full-time ‘baby lawyer gig’ at the beginning of this year, PLT kicked straight in. She had not only just started a new job (which sent equal parts of excitement and terror running through her veins) it also meant she was also back to studying (which was the last thing she wanted to do, after just leaving uni).

I reassured her the studying bit would be all be over in a heartbeat.

I was right.

On December 14th/15th it will all become official.

Beckie will be admitted by the Supreme Court as a LAWYER.

She will take an oath, sign the roll of Australian Lawyers and receive a certificate of Admission.

Eeeek. I know – I am BURSTING with pride.

Jonny and I get to attend the whole thing.

Sentimental Me: She Did It Time To Celebrate

Boy oh boy – what a moment it will be – I thought Beckie’s graduation was incredible. All of a sudden this feels like the BIG one.

I still can’t believe it’s happened so quickly – it feels like she’s only just started work!

Which got me reminiscing….

How did my little 28 week old premature baby grow up so quickly?

When she was born 24 short years ago, I received a prognosis – it was not good.

Hearing, speech and learning difficulties seemed set in concrete.

Since birth this kid has continually blown me away.

Beckie has not only defied those odds – she has knocked them out of the park.

She has come so far.

Not only did she move here to Australia (on her own for ten months, while she waited for us to arrive) not knowing anyone in Brisbane. She has also managed to create a beautiful life where she has great friends and the prospect of a fabulous future ahead of her.

I watch gushingly from the sidelines as she her manages her busy life and I cannot wipe the happiness from my face.

My girl is incredible.

On December 14/15th I will cry happy tears, I will beam with pride.

Jonny will snap pictures until he is told ‘no more’ by Beckie.

We will celebrate this huge milestone in ALL of our lives.

We will also celebrate just how far she has come in her 24 years on this planet.

Talking of the celebration, the firm that Beckie works for has a tradition.

Tradition states that every graduate admitted by the supreme court, has to book a table and pay for the celebratory meal.

Now won’t that be fun 😉

It will feel very adult – although I’m sure we will transfer some money into her account beforehand.

If I ever stop feeling emotional, I’m sure my next thought will be WHAT DO I WEAR…but you already knew that though, right?

Maybe I’ll get some advice from Two Corporate Girls – they seem to have city style nailed!

Sentimental Me: She Did It Time To Celebrate








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  • Congratulations to Beckie for defying the odds and doing much more than what most people achieve while working so much harder. And congratulations Mama on being such an amazing parent, a rock and a friend to this amazing human who let’s face it, wouldn’t be as amazing if she didn’t have you to look up to and emulate. Both gorgeous souls xx

  • Yvonne Duke

    Congratulations to Bec and to you !! What a fantastic achievement!! Have a great day celebrating !! X

    • Thank you so much Yvonne, absolutely bursting with pride and love…there will most definitely be tears of joy! xxx

  • merilyn

    oh how wonderful Bev! … every right to be a proud mum!
    congratulations Beckie! …
    not easy to study, work and look so fabulous in your “two corporate girls” photos!
    i don’t partake in social media, but I pop over to insta to see what you are wearing! … always gorgeous!
    destined for big things!
    now what to wear indeed bev? … you will nail it!
    all that celebrating!!!
    much love m:)X

    • Thanks so much M,
      Beckie has done so well. Not quite sure how she has managed to juggle TCG, work and study – but apparently she has!
      I believe one of the most wonderful things for any parent is to watch your child grow into an adult that you are proud of. I simply cannot wait to be there (hopefully wearing something stylish) to see her admitted. xxx Have a lovely weekend

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Congratulations Bev and congratulations to your beautiful daughter Beckie…how very exciting and I’m sure you’ll find a stunning outfit to wear Xx

    • Thanks Beautiful. I know it will be a wonderful day for all of us and I can’t wait…I must make sure I wear waterproof mascara on the day though, because I know I will be a jibbering wreck…hopefully in a nice outfit! xxx Hope you’re feeling better now xxx

  • Philomena

    Big congratulations, so happy for you all. What an achievement! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful day celebrating in a perfectly gorgeous outfit….cant wait to see the photos ???

    • Thank you Philomena, when Beckie first started her full-time law gig I thought it would be ages before her admission – can’t quite believe she will be a fully fledged lawyer in a few short weeks!
      Outfit shopping has already commenced! xxx

  • Angela

    That is awesome Bev, congratulations to your beautiful daughter. I would definitely thinking about what I was going to wear too ?

    • Angela thank you. I am so proud of all that Beckie has achieved over the last 24 years…now to find an outfit! xxx

  • Andrea from Icadoo

    Wow!! Just Wow! Congratulations to you and Beckie! So happy for you! xx

    • Thanks so much Andrea. Not even sure where the past 24 years have gone, but I couldn’t be any prouder at the outcome. Beckie is truly amazing xxx

  • Suzie

    Wow, awesome post and words. I’m almost crying with you! Congrats on all of you on this wonderful achievement. Xx

    • Thank you so much Suzie. It will be such a special day filled with tears of joy and plenty of laughter. I simply cannot wait to celebrate just how far Beckie has come xxx

  • Happy tears here. I understand how you are feeling. Isn’t it fabulous to have such an amazing daughter. Congratulations to Beckie. Hugs to you. V xo

    • Thanks so much V, I feel so so proud of just how far she has come. I could cry just writing those words.
      We are both going through those sentimental emotions at the same time – enjoy every second with your girl too, so happy for you and you will look amazing! xxx