Saturday, April 24, 2010

Meet the Pres.

As part of the graduation ceremonies, BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife held a reception to meet the graduates. The reception was held in the morning at the new Gordon B. Hinckley building from 9-11. We got there about 9:15, and there was no one else there! I think many of the families were planning to go at 10:00, closer to the time of the graduation. So we had the Samuelsons all to ourselves for a few minutes. :) I was very impressed that after meeting and congratulating my daughter, Pres. Samuelson took my 11 year old (12 in May) aside and put his arm around his shoulders. He said, "Now we expect you to come to BYU too, and to prepare for a mission." We told my son that when he applies to BYU, if he doesn't get in, he can tell them that he was issued a personal invitation by Pres. Samuelson. ;)


Amber said...

What an awesome day! :D

Becky said...

Congratulations to your daughter! And that's so nice that you got to go enjoy the graduation experience.