Saturday, December 13, 2008

Welcome Home

Lots of tears in the OC Domer household tonight, but they are all tears of joy. The OC Domer Daughter received a letter today from the University of Notre Dame Office of Undergraduate Admissions. It was a large flat envelope, and when she opened it up and slid out the contents, all I could see was a picture of the Golden Dome emblazoned with the words "Welcome Home."

Our Katie has been admitted to the First Year of Studies Class of 2009! Wow.

She has worked so hard for so long toward this goal, and we are all so happy for her and so proud of her. She did it!

The picture above was taken earlier this Fall by Tammy, an OC Domer reader who went back to campus for a game and lit a candle and said a prayer for our Kate. Then she went the extra mile by taking this photo of the candle she lit and sending it to me. Thank you again Tammy, and I hope you don't mind if I share these candles with everyone. I also want to thank all the Grandmas and uncles and aunts and cousins and friends and neighbors (and teachers and counselors and high school principals) who have kept Katie and her dream in their prayers.

Go Irish! Beat Hawaii!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's so cool :-)

TamNDFan said...

Congratulations,on Katie's change of address in 2009.To work hard and have your dream come true is totally amazing. Good luck at Notre Dame and Merry Christmas.

Sarah said...

Congrats! Such a wonderful Christmas present!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to say that the Norcal Bakers are so proud of you Katie. You have worked so hard to not only be a great student but a great person as well. You deserve to go to the school of your dreams! We love you. Joe, Kelly, Jake and Josh

Vairish84 said...

Congrats. We did not go the early admission route so we won't hear for awhile.

Jay-A said...

Congratulations - that's tremendous!