Join My Family in Arizona This Weekend As My Sister Graduates!

Join My Family in Arizona This Weekend As My Sister Graduates! April 9, 2013

Willow is graduating from cosmetology school! This weekend, my whole family is going to Arizona for her graduation and I couldn’t be more proud of her.  (I take partial credit, because I was her guinea pig for so many years!)

In honor of my sister, my family’s going to gather near her school in Arizona and walking in the Hope & A Future’s Strikeout Child Abuse Walk this Saturday at 3pm in Phoenix. (And not a second too soon, because it’s been sooo cold up here.)  According to the organization’s website:

The walk is designed to combat child abuse through public awareness and financial support of programs that benefit Arizona foster children.

The event kicks off with a brief 1-mile family walk through downtown Phoenix and ends at Chase Field in time for participants to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Los Angeles Dodgers

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, so what a great way to bring awareness to this issue. Do you want to come out and walk?  Learn more and register here.

Make sure you wave if you see me!

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  • Alberta Brett

    Thank you so much for you support of abused children. I myself, was abused during my childhood, into my teens. I know the importance of supporting children that have been abused. I wish I could be up there to walk, but I will be there in Spirit!

  • Alberta Brett

    Thank you so much for you support of abused children. I myself, was abused during my childhood, into my teens. I know the importance of supporting children that have been abused. I wish I could be up there to walk, but I will be there in Spirit!

  • Ashleigh

    Congratulations, Willow!! Good luck Bristol and the rest of the Palin family in the walk this weekend!!

  • Adam

    I wish I could go! Congrats to your sister!!

  • Kristin

    I love your family so much, you are some wonderful people. Not sure if Willow will ever see this but congratulations on graduating! You should be proud

  • Jan Page

    Congratulations to Willow and that is a great picture of her. Thank you guys for supporting such a great cause!

  • ph

    Oh my goodness, Willow has gotten soooooo pretty! I know you have to be so proud of her, and what a great sister you are for being her “guinea pig”…lol…I think it’s awesome that you and your family are participating in the walk for child abuse! You and your family are such an inspiration to me! God bless all of you!

  • Sue B

    Good for Willow! Wish we lived closer and could join the walk. Have a great time. Post photos.

  • That is so cool I am soo proud of her too. I know what is like to be a guinea pig when my Mom went to school in her 40’s and my neighbor across the street who went to massage school in Mexico and learn to give them with all kids of ingredients. Your Mom says a new small business owner, hmm what is that all about. Is she opening up a salon in AZ or Ak somewhere soon? I know she will do just fine and she has a big sister to keep her in line and a great family to watch her back. Love to you all, have a great time and take pictures. What a wonderful way to get everyone together to celebrate to benefits a great charity.

  • Sue Lynn

    Willow…Great Job. Awesome your family will be there supporting child abuse awareness! Have fun.

  • Kate

    I wish I could be there! Too bad I’m across the U.S on the east coast! :/ Congrats Willow!!:)

  • Beautiful young Lady all grown up, Sarah must be very proud of her. Awesome dark hair!
    We all just love the Palin Family here… Sarah Palin 2016!!!!!

  • Thomas

    First of all Bristol walk a mile for me, say hello to Jan Brewer, and also ask Willow if I can make an appointment to dye my graying hair! Con Grats Willow!

  • Bristol,
    First, congratulations to Willow on her accomplishment. Kudos to you, Willow, Sarah and the entire family for participating in this walk. You truly are the voices of those who have none. I wish I could be at this event. I’ve been promoting it aggressively and will continue to do so.

  • Joseph

    Alright! Congrats, Willow! Hope you all have fun in the walk! 🙂

  • DesiLu

    Good for her… She has a marketable trade to fall back on. I’d totally let her do my make-up. Rock on Palinators!

  • Rosali Elzig

    Congrats to Willow ,and have fun in the walk.

  • ervin harvey

    congrats. to you young lady. your family is an example of what we were taught that we should be like. good luck to you-all ps sarah had– has our vote !!!

  • Congratulations, Willow! Wish I lived closer, I would walk, too!
    You should come over to the east coast and have an event:)

  • Elsie O’Bryan

    Congratulations to Willow. Guess this means she won’t be making coffee for me anymore! Enjoy your time together as you walk for a good cause.

  • A very beautiful young lady – just like her mother! 🙂

  • Oh, wow! Congratulations to your sister! I would LOVE to walk with you all but I will be in Florence, AZ for the Country Thunder Music Festival.

  • Paulette

    WoooHooo! Congrats Willow! Glad to hear you are all escaping the spring snow in AK! Walking as a family states a lot in your core beliefs! Enjoy!

  • James H. Eblen

    As I recall history, child abuse is something you and your sister Willow, also your baby brother are very knowledgeable about. When your mother ran for VP, you children suffered a great deal by the actions of the slime by media. All I can say is when the book of life is opened the pages reserved for members of the slime by media will contain numerious black marks. Your and Willow’s will be clean.
    I still firmly believe your mother is best suited to clean out the stink hols known as Washington.
    Sincerely from a reired Air Force Master Sergeant.

  • David

    Bristol, I’m sure that you and your Family will enjoy the warm Arizona weather.
    Arizona weather will be a Big change from Alaska weather.
    Have Fun.

  • Thanks Bristol… Congrats Willow…. Best wishes… see you in Arizona…. 🙂

  • Jessica

    Congrats Willow! so glad you are doing something to help others you are a role model to young adults.

  • Carol moorby

    CONGRATULATIONS to Willow! Will be with you in the spirit! Blessing to,all……..

  • Laurie

    That’s awesome, Bristol, both the walk and Willow’s graduation. Have a great time!!

  • Big fan

    When did willow move to ax? Who does she live with down there? You guys move around so much I can’t keep it straight !

  • Kirstin Fitzgerald

    Congrats to Willow!! I remember watching the show when she decided on the school.

  • CJ

    How wondeful! CONGRATULATIONS Willow! 🙂 YOU DID IT! 🙂
    Wish I could join you all during this very special time. OXO

  • TrueBlue

    Willow is absolutely gorgeous. She said once that she didn’t like liberals, but here’s one liberal who likes her moxie. Congrats on the graduation.

  • Thotocv

    Trueblue, willow is probably just repeating her moms words. She probably doesn’t even know what liberals are all about and could very well end up being one herself if she gets out from under her parents’ purse springs. As for the graduation, I didn’t realize they actually have them for cosmetology certificates but good for Willow to at least get that bit of post secondary education.

    • liberty

      Oh very brainy one do tell what are “purse springs”

  • AlphaOmega

    Bristol, my wife and I love you. You’re a good hearted person and a blessing to those in your life. Don’t ever get discouraged by negative people. Keep living an honest, upright, Godly life and He will take care of the rest

    Married 20 years next month 🙂

  • I think that is great! God bless the entire Palin family. My inlaws live in Phx and it’s going to be great weather this weekend for you.

  • michael

    God bless you Willow.

    Congratulations on your graduation.

    It is so great you and your family support the Hope & A Future’s Strikeout Child Abuse Walk.

    Sarah Palin 2016!

  • Thotocv

    Oh too funny! Sarah Palin had her write take up FZbyo write some drivel about choosing vocational school over college. Like Willow had any desire for college…. or even high school. She, like Bristol and Track didnt even finish at her high school. But rather dropped out and was ” homeschooled”. Right…… And to make things more ridiculous, ” Sarah” repeats claims Bristol made last year that Willow graduated high school early. Bill. Willow was born July 1994 so ” early”
    is not last June. It’s just normal. But maybe normal is early for a Palin when it comes to graduation? That’s the only explanation for the claim.

  • dcbelleonwheels

    Wow, Thotocv… must you be so nasty? You might want to go get some therapy to deal with whatever hurt it is that causes you to choose to focus on bringing up “facts” and skewing them to be something ugly instead of choosing to celebrate Willow’s achievement. She’s doing something with her life. What are YOU doing (besides being nasty, I mean)?

    Bristol, please pass along our family’s heartfelt congratulations to Willow for this accomplishment! She’s going to be amazing in the field of as, Steel Magnolias puts it, “Personal Beauty Technician”. May God give her a listening ear and gentle spirit to those He will guide to her chair.

    Blessings to the entire Palin family!

  • michael

    Don’t feed the trolls.

  • Thotocv

    Yes, Michsel and most of all, don’t acknowledge another Palin falsehood!!!!

  • michael

    John 8:11b CEV
    “You may go now, but don’t sin anymore.”

  • D louis

    Normally I agree don’t feed the trolls but because this one is
    so easy. I have a daughter graduating from high school in June and it
    is true she was born in 1995. However, half her graduating
    class was born in 1994. It probably varies from state to state but where I live
    the cut off day is typically June 1. So, for anyone born in 1994 after that date-say in
    July- the regular graduation date would be next month and
    graduation from high before then would be early.

  • Thotocv

    D Louis, before you commented it would have even got for you to bother to look up what the cutoff is in Alaska. It’s August. Willow was born in July. So it remains Williw did NOT graduate early . She graduated on time.

  • Thotocv

    Yes D Louis, that really was ” so easy”!

  • D louis

    Unless of course being a month from the cut
    off date they started her early which is very common
    for girls-boys tend to go other way and will be held
    back if they are on wrong side of cut off date

  • Thotocv

    I doubt it D Louis, unless she was ” slow”. In fact I find it curious that Willow even graduated ON TIME seeing how much absence she had during her senior year. And Bristol too was out for months in her junior year because of mono ( or something?) and then her senior year to have a baby. We’re these girls given regular diploma or some kind of GED. Seriously, it dies f seem to take much to get one in Alaska. Or dud they get special treatment?

  • Thotocv

    Another funny thing about Sarah’s Facebook post is she extolls the affordability of vocational school over university and college. That may be true, but not in Williws case: the part-time, one year program the the Pennrose Academy she took cost almost the same as a four year degree from University of Alaska. And that is not taking into account travel costs. No, the truth us, Willow chose beauty school because she never was on a track for higher learning and would have been ill-prepared for it. Vocational school was simply a good choice for her, that’s all.

  • Thotocv

    Well Liberty, that round be purse strings. I expect I did some crazy typos as i am pron to doing on my iPhone and it autocorrected to ” springs”. You do know what purse strings are, yes? I don’t need to explain that euphemism?

  • michael

    Thotocv you are a sick individual if you can’t understand that this was posted for positive support of Willow’s accomplishment and for those who are interested in all things Palin. But tearing down a young lady’s merits or suggesting her school wasn’t higher learning then you have another problem, as the term higher learning references any school after high school.

    Liberty not knowing what “purse springs” are in no way means this person needs help with the commonly used euphemism “purse strings”.

    “Trueblue, willow is probably just repeating her moms words. She probably doesn’t even know what liberals are all about and could very well end up being one herself if she gets out from under her parents’ purse springs.”

    Excuse me, how is this a euphemism? Exactly how did you substitute “purse springs” to make the situation less harsh?

    It’s interesting that you mention your iphone that it finishes and auto corrects your spelling. So you have pron in your iphone dictionary?

    Will you please act like a true liberal and give people of other thought freedom to decided for themself? We simply do not agree with you and could not and will not at this time. Attacking Willow on a page meant to congratulate her accomplishment is not helping. It sure seems at this point if you would be able to at least express tolerance for people with other thought you might seem more like someone worth hearing out (somewhere else!).

    But please don’t attack a Palin for her higher learning, how bored or idle does your mind have to be? Try and do something useful with your time and express yourself. You can cook, or draw, or maybe something to get your creative juices flowing. You can even get googles daily pron and do all four at the same time!

  • Michael

    I want to give her a hug. Congrats on graduating.

  • PhillipP

    Seems like Sarah is a bit embarrassed that none of her children have shown any intellectual curiosity. She goes overboard in explaining Willow going to Beauty School instead of a University. There is nothing wrong with what Willow did and I think Sarah degraded it with her long defense of it. Not everyone is cut out to get a degree and thats what makes the world go around.

  • Mary

    Congratulations, Willow, and good luck with all of your future endeavours!