The Graduate

Sarah Jane Bever-Chritton

Our daughter, Sarah Jane, graduates from college in just a few weeks. I’m going to leave it to you to insert your favorite cliché about the speed of time, the growth of our children, and the value of family.

I’ll just add that I’m amazed that we no longer have a precocious preschooler at home, but at the same time it seems like adult Sarah Jane has always been a part of our lives.

This is due in part, I’m sure, to the fact that the kid was born 37-years-old. Her maturity, determination, and intellect helped her earn a spot at Yale. Those same qualities are also why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is lucky to have her joining their staff this summer.

Paul Simon said it best in Father and Daughter:

I’m gonna watch you shine.
Gonna watch you grow.
Gonna paint a sign
So you’ll always know,
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father who loved
His daughter more than I love you.

By the way, credit for the beautiful photo of Sarah Jane on Yale’s Old Campus belongs to her friend and classmate Julie Leong.