It happened last weekend - on Mother's Day. David graduated from Gonzaga University.
Gregg and I were privileged to be present when David picked up his senior thesis from his professor's office, and to hear her words of praise for his efforts and achievement in the finished work. He and his writing partner have been encouraged to submit the thesis for publication! I could not be more thrilled for him.
|The house on Sinto St.|
|Housemates Chris and Erik with Gregg and David, getting ready to play Beer Pong|
We had a dinner with our cousins, walked all over campus and downtown Spokane, revisiting places which we have enjoyed during the past four years. I can hardly believe it's over.
David chose Gonzaga with certainty and clarity, and it was absolutely the right place for him. I am grateful that he made this decision, proud that he earned an academic scholarship for each of his four years, and grateful for the generous foresight of family members - for their help in making this experience possible. I am thankful that David was able to spend a semester with Gonzaga-in-Florence, and that he grew and blossomed through that experience.
|Son and father at the "after-party"|
|Grandparents, uncle and aunt at the "after-party"|
while Gregg's resembles a xylophone.
Not that Gregg doesn't have feelings - he has, and deep ones - but their range is far less dramatic than mine. He remains calm and unperturbed, while I experience the highs and lows. Having said that, it was a BIG weekend for all of us. Now, David is packing up his things in preparation to move back home and begin his search for a job.
This message goes out with love to all of David's friends and their families, near and far, who have been part of his Gonzaga University life. May God bless you and keep you, and shine upon all of your days! You are always welcome in our home.