Sunday, May 22, 2011

A War Eagle Moment

I remember the first "War Eagle" moment, I ever received. Soon after graduating from high school, I was at Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City, parked right outside the Dillards women's entrance. (It is where I always parked.) When I was walking out of the mall, about to get into my car, I noticed a piece of paper, attached to my windshield. When I went to get it off of my windshield, this is what I found:

I can not even begin to tell you how excited this made me feel. At this moment, I realized that I had made the right decision. Even though Auburn was so far from home (Which is what I wanted - Sorry, Fancy), I knew that Auburn was going to provide the "home" and "family" environment I needed 810 miles away. And then to know that my Auburn family was all around, well, that was a plus too!

Yesterday, I was walking out of the Hill Center, in Nashville, TN, when I saw this vehicle right in front of me. All of the emotions surrounding the decision I made, and leaving for college hit me like a ton of bricks. (It is crazy to think that it has been 9 years!)  I LOVE the excitement this student has for Auburn, and hope they enjoy college as much as I did. I am so thankful for the love and support of my Auburn family, and owe them the world for the person I have become today. Love you all!

(It needs to be noted that ALL of the windows were painted, 
including the driver's side which said, "Class of 2015!")


  1. You almost made me cry! I love War Eagle moments! It's so neat to have such a special connection to "strangers"...even though our connection makes us feel like instant family.

    I believe in Auburn and love it!

  2. I love it! Stuff like that gets to me too, especially when I'm in other cities and see Vanderbilt shirts or license plates. Good post :). Also, I just got home from church, and I'm sorry I didn't invite you. I went alone to the 11am (formal) service. Next time, I promise I'll ask you ahead of time!

  3. There are some Auburn people in Lufkin- I am always ready to say War Eagle when I see someone from Auburn. I am so glad you are an Auburn grad!