Friday, June 11, 2010

Miles Brentson Reed


A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to attend my nephew's college graduation from Depauw University. I am EXTREMELY proud of my nephew, Miles. I don't doubt that he will be a wonderful asset to society and his skills & knowledge will be beneficial to our great earth. Miles, graduated with a degree in Environmental Geo science. He is working on an Organic Farm this summer, then will travel to Washington state where he will attend Alderleaf Wilderness College. http://www.wildernesscollege.com/ How very cool is that?
Miles has the sweetiest girlfriend, Katie. I wonder how she will do with him so far. I am growing to love her as much as him, I see her bring out the best in him. She is strong and loving. She is beautiful and smart. Will she follow him out there? Will she become my niece :)? {hint-hint-Miles}
Both my nephew & niece have broaden their horizons, stepped outside the comfort zones of home & familiarity which I admire tremendously. (Kuddos to Julie & Brent for teaching them to think outside the box).
His sister, Michelle, {whom I absolutely adore}, is the niece that traveled abroad and went to Germany for a year of study and adventure. Her handsome German boyfriend will be coming to America to visit her and see this great country of ours,{as well, as visiting my sweet Michelle} at the end of the month. Which~ I am going to come meet him Chelle! I need to make sure he is good enough for you :)
The years are flying. Seems only yesterday, my girls and Miles & Michelle played joyfully and giggled through the days. You blink and wonder where the days have gone. All four have become young adults whom happen to have turned out pretty well. You hear about how proud I am of Emily & Annie all the time. But let me tell you, I am so very proud of Miles & Michelle too. I couldn't have asked for a better niece & nephew.
Way to go! I love you so much!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awl, nice blog Janie! (The website is actually: http://www.wildernesscollege.com/.) I, too, remember when our munchkins were tots. You always made it so much fun for the kids. Love you!
julie~

janis said...

Yikes! I forgot an "i". Thanks Sis. Now if someone wants they can go directly to it.

A human kind of human said...

I also enjoy it when my nieces and nephews achieve success. I have one nephew who is a hugely successful architect today. When he started his studies, he had no money and lived with us for a year as we lived in the city where he studied. At the end of that year, we were transferred to another city and the only accommodation he could afford was a tiny maid's room with no bathroom - he had to bath in a handbasin in the room. He also travelled to and from university by bycicle - a distance of about 30 kilomtres a day. None of these hardships ever discouraged him and eventually he graduated at the top of his class - 26 students started with him that first year and only six completed the course. I am so very proud of him.

Linda said...

Congratulations to your niece and nephew!!!

I have to wait a ways for these types of Graduations for my nieces and nephews... I have all nieces (no nephews) and they range in age 2-10. :)