Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Graduate

*Oh hello there gigantic belly

After years of late nights, financial sacrifices, writing papers, group projects, studying for exams, long hours, and countless other sacrifices, my sweet husband became the first member of his family (including his siblings, parents and grandparents) to graduate college. AND graduated with HONORS, no less. I can't begin to tell you how proud I am of this man and all he's done to achieve this amazing accomplishment. I get choked up at the sacrifices he's made to better himself and provide a better future for our little/growing family. It was a very special (and uncomfortably pregnant) day.

*there he is!

We are crazy and brought the kids to his graduation. Although we know graduations are long and boring, and our kids are basically toddlers who don't sit still or have very long attention spans, we felt it was important to see their daddy get his diploma. He was doing it for them, after all. There was a woman in the crowd of graduates who had taped the words "For my boys" on the back of her graduation cap. I don't think "For my wife, and son, and daughter and baby on the way, and possible future babies" would have fit on his cap, but it hit me when I saw her reason for going back to school and brought a lump to my throat because I knew Ryan's reason was the same.

*luckily the people sitting in front of us left early. i REALLY needed to put my feet up. i don't think I've ever been more uncomfortable in my life

*I'm SO proud of this man!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Wow! That is fantastic! Congrats to Ryan!!! And to you for obviously being a supportive wife. :)