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Friday, August 7, 2015

Celebrate Good Times, Come On...

 I fell off the blog wagon last week but I have a good excuse.

My husband graduated!

Last week was filled with preparations to participate in and celebrate his college graduation on Saturday. He has earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems 
from Gardner-Webb University.


I don't know if any of y'all have a had a spouse work full time while attending college but it is not easy, especially when you are middle aged! I have been telling my husband for years how proud I am of him for going after his dream of getting a degree. He has always told me it would be impossible without my support but you know what-- it's a joint effort for everyone in the household, children included.

I kept my husband supplied with a fresh cup of hot coffee or tea, snacks and meals while he worked away in the evenings and on weekends at his school work. Our boys were busy taking care of the yard, animals, and minor household issues that arose. Most family activities were curtailed so dad would be able to finish assignments on time. I'm not going to lie and say it was easy because it was not. There were plenty of times we probably wished he would quit but that is just not in my husband's nature, and none of us would really have wanted that to happen. So we worked together to help him achieve his goal. I'm thankful for this amazing family that the Lord has blessed me with!


My husband's brother and his wife volunteered to pick up his parents so they could see their son receive his degree in person. Our daughter and son-in-law brought all our grandchildren to see Poppy graduate. And our youngest son came along because I told him to. Just kidding! We were missing our oldest son who is in the USAF so I took a photo of the amazing flags that were hanging from the auditorium ceiling, to represent our Airman. Though he couldn't be with us in person, he was there in our hearts!


The neatest surprise was having best friends that we hadn't seen in over three years (they're missionaries in Peru) arrive at our home on Friday evening, just in time to join us for the big day. And I didn't get a single photo of us with them at the graduation. Not. One. I am sick! I can't believe I let that happen. I'll just chalk it up to exhaustion.


Thanks for listening to me gush over my husband's achievement. He would be the first one to say it was all only possible because of the Lord! His grace is sufficient and has sustained us through years of hard work.

~Happy Hearts~



Psalm 105:4  
“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”


11 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your husband and his wonderful accomplishment! Today is a big day for me, I am 60 today! Wow! Time flies!!!!

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    1. Happy Birthday, Melanie!!! Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary. And yes, time flies! :)

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    2. Congratulations, Anne! Long marriages are certainly something to celebrate. We will celebrate our 40th in October. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. What an achievement! Congratulations! I know how hard it is as I did a modular degree course whilst teaching...that is some years ago now, but it wasn't easy!

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    1. Hey Barbara, Thank you! It is worth every sacrifice. :)

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  3. Congratulations to your husband on that fine achievement!! And to you too, for all the wonderful support and help you gave him! I imagine it wasn't easy, but you've all come through now and have the reward!

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    1. Thanks, Noela!!! I'm just along for the ride. ;)

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  4. Woo hoo! Congratulations to your husband! What a wonderful and rewarding achievement :) Hugs to you, Anne!

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    1. Yes, I was shouting a few Woo Hoo's myself, Stephanie! :)

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  5. Congratulations to your hubby! What a change it will be now that it has been achieved!

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    1. Oh, let's see..more time for that honey-do-list. ;)

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1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.