Graduation and moving thoughts

Look at this photo. That’s me on the right in the attractive cap and gown.  When I graduated from law school almost twenty years ago, I really thought it would be the very last time I ever donned one of those lovely gowns, but there I am again two weeks ago. Why? was I graduating, no, something even greater–my youngest was graduating from medical school (That’s her the attractive young one on the left!)  It’s still hard to believe that I can now call her doctor.  Seems like just yesterday when she was starting kindergarten and telling everyone how she was going to grow up to be a doctor and grow up she did!  Anyway, I was given the amazing honor of walking across the stage with her and hooding her.  Yes, for one day I had the title of “personal hooder”.  Something I had never heard of, but was honored to be. It was so fun to celebrate with her and close family members and send her off to her residency in Emergency Medicine. I cant tell you how proud I am of her. 

The next week, found us loading all of her stuff into and rental truck and heading to Dallas, Texas for the next chapter of her life.  It was exciting (I know its Texas, but despite that-Imagestill exciting!)  After closing on her first home, amid the heat and humidity, we settled her into a cute little house built in the 1950’s.  Lots of home improvement projects in store for her.  I will miss her while she’s there the next three years, but I wasn’t sad to get back home to the nice, dry Colorado air.  I hope she likes Texas, just not enough to want to stay permanently!

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