Beginning

Over three years ago, Daughter and I visited Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland.  It was the middle of a harsh Minnesota winter, but we felt it important to see the campus of her top choice.

Since then our lives have been filled with adventure for us all both in traveling and in maturing.  A week ago on Sunday, 21 May, Megan graduated.  It is a commencement for all of us.  She begins the task of finding a career, we begin roaming for a new base.  In the past, we focused on Lugano and how Daughter could meet up with us on her school holidays.  Now in Bucharest, we wonder where she will end up, how her stuff will catch up with her, and where the road leads for us.

Wife and I are very proud of Daughter.  There were struggles and disappointments, but like the commencement speaker advised, she fell forward.  We worried how her final project would complete.  She really “knocked our socks off.”

Here are memories we take with us from our last week in Lugano.