Thursday, June 23, 2011

School Updates

About a month ago, James graduated.  It's true.  He's now a doctor (not a real one though.  Refer to every joke poked at Ross in "Friends").  He said his first amputation would be on the house, which I thought was particularly generous considering that the person would most likely die as a result.  Anyway, I'm really proud of him as he was the first of his group to actually finish.  Good job, James.  A couple of weeks after that, he received the "Exemplary Faculty" award from the university.  This was an honor.  I remember our first year here going to the faculty banquet and seeing people receive this award.  It's been less than four years since then, and all I can say is I think James has found his calling in life:  to be a teacher.  He excels at it and loves it.   We feel so blessed to have a job that is so fitting and satisfying and provides for our needs at the same time. 

On a different level, the last day of school for my oldest three kids was a bit sad for me because Wendy will start school next year and that makes me feel like I am moving into a different stage of life.  On the last day, I told Wendy it was the last school day that I would have a little girl at home.  She had a very concerned look on her face and said, "Mommy, I think you should call some of the neighbors to come over and play with you while I'm at school so you won't be lonely."  I think that's a great idea.  Does anyone want to come over and play?