Interrupting my Disney posts (yes, there are a couple more, maybe), to report on the graduation of my oldest son from medical school. Now, if I hear, "somebody call me a doctor!" I know just who to call!
On Friday afternoon, we attended the hooding ceremony where all the med school graduates are presented with their hoods. It was a sweet and special ceremony. We found out that Philip also received an award from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Doctors! He didn't even know about it ahead of time!
Saturday morning was graduation and that included others in the medical field -- nursing, physical therapy, etc. It was a lovely ceremony and we were all so proud. Unfortunately, the lighting was terrible inside, so no pics of the ceremony actually came out. It was a lovely day, so we snagged a couple photos outside in the bright sunlight!
Afterwards, we all went out to lunch with my Dad, Al, who told stories of his youth. We missed my Mom terribly, but know that she was with us in spirit. Connor also joined us to celebrate, but had to leave before we talked the sweet waitress into taking a group photo. It was a special weekend. As you may have guessed, Philip and Catherine are expecting a new baby any day now. I have been hoping for a "Mother's Day" arrival -- I think Catherine is too!
[My 3 kiddos -- being their Mother has been the most fun and greatest honor ever!]
Congrats to Philip and Catherine! Such a great accomplishment and I know it has been a lot of long hours and hard work! They are the sweetest young couple and little Janie is going to be a spectacular big sister!
P.S. Philip has a blog and would love it if you would read it! Find it at http://www.thedoctordad.blogspot.com/ .