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!