Sunday, August 9, 2009

Graduation!

Baby and I have finally earned our Master of Public Health diploma! University commencement is on Thursday, and we walk on Friday! Anyone who wants to help us celebrate is welcome to come to our open-house Friday evening.

These last two and a half years have gone by fairly quickly but certainly not in a blur.

Between the unexpected and somewhat difficult pregnancy, the torn ACL, the late (late late all night) nights of homework, the class instruction, the projects, the presentations, the early labor, the bed rest, the late (late late all night) nights of infant tending, turning 30 years, packing up the whole house to recreate a nursery in the classroom then nursing all day at a little desk, the professors, the friendships and fun with my cohort, the internship with the Medical Reserve Corps, the community disaster drill, the multiple visits to the hospital and two major baby surgeries, the ileostomy, and our current baby routine (which is not all that routine as far as baby care goes)...

...I have a lot of poignant memories. There have been a great many tests (both school and life) and some very sweet moments.

I'm grateful to my husband, parents, other family members, and good friends for supporting me through it all. I love you guys.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

We love you too.

Mom and Dad

P.S. Congratulations!

Tammy and Alvin said...

Way to go, Kel! It really is amazing to me all that you have accomplished in the past few years. Wish we could be there to party with you!

Angela said...

Congratulations!!!! Wish we could celebrate with you.
You are super woman! I only wish I could accomplish all that.

Joy said...

Congratulations!! and that is an understatement!!!!

Tiffany W. said...

COngratulations! I have no idea how you did it all! Your're amazing!

jolea said...

congrats-you are definately a superwoman.
love-jolea

123 checkoutourfamily said...

yay! Congrats!!!

Smith Family said...

What an awesome accomplishment! Yay!

Brooke said...

Kudos to you for all you've managed to accomplish! All I can say is "Wow!" And of course, congrats.

Marcene Perry said...

Congrats! I want to come, I'll see if I can convince Shane to take me on a date and we can stop by!

Ann-Marie said...

I know I've told you this before, but I'll tell you again... You're absolutely amazing and are one of the most balanced people I know! Way to shine! You worked (and work) so hard and deserve every ounce of credit! And yeah for Jeff, Bridgette, Chewy, and Piper, for being with you all the way! You're awesome! Hope graduation is a real pay day!

Jen said...

Congratulations! We won't be in town this weekend, but hope you have a great day!

HeatherH said...

Wow - you really are amazing and an inspiration. While you trials have been great, your blessings have been greater. Thanks for teaching me so much!

Andres Siplane said...

you are a hero! unfortunately i cannot come to the party. i will show up some other time.
and thanks for the newspaper. i did dance there too 10 years ago. and sometimes in the future i will do it again. the party was great - 10% of estonian population came to the party.

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you today. Wish we could be there. Congratulations again!

Love,
Mom