Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Nine Year Journey


I can still remember the day that my DD left for graduate school to study organic chemistry. It was a day fraught with strong emotions and moving day jitters for us and for her. I made sure she took the empty nest Pi shawl that I knitted to help me cope with her leaving. It was hard to believe that the child I remembered clinging to me in her earliest years was now doing what all children are supposed to do............leave..........begin her own life as we and our parents did.


This Tuesday at 9:45 am she reached her personal goal; she earned a PhD in organic chemistry after nine years of hard work and sacrifice. Her dissertation defense was not without its moments of humor; the desktop picture of her cat Puddy appeared at one point during her dissertation PowerPoint presentation when her laptop battery power waned. He looked out at the committee proudly!Congratulations, Marisa! Your dedication to your personal goal has made all the difference. We are so very proud of you!

8 comments:

Beth S. said...

This is wonderful news! :-) You must be bursting with pride. :-)

Kristen said...

Congratulations to Marisa on the culmination of all her hard work. It has been nice to follow her milestones since I've known you. You are rightly proud of her!

Kim said...

Congratulations to both you and Marisa...what a fabulous accomplishment!

cyndy said...

Congratulations Marisa! Well done!
What a marvelous achievement!!!

Artis-Anne said...

Congratulations to Marisa and for her dedication and achievements. I am sure you must be so proud of her

Sharon said...

Silly, but that brings tears to my eyes. This morning was our granddaughter's third birthday - what joy and hope our young bring us - they are our future. The Rankin Family sings a song with a line, "we rise again in the hopes of our children..."

Kathy said...

That's fantastic. Congratulation to your daughter, but also to mom! :-)

vanessa said...

wow! congratulations to your daughter! you must be SO proud!

happy belated birthday!