I’m afraid my posts this next week won’t entail much in the way of DIY or making OldThingsNew, unless you count raising children as a DIY project!
This Mom’s Heart is overflowing with joy as my youngest daughter Bethany graduated from Dental School on Friday. What an amazing girl, this daughter of mine. Four years as a Huskey at The University of Washington and four more as a Trojan and The University of Southern California (she is sure to be conflicted now with the rivalry between these two great schools)!
What went into this road she traveled to becoming “Doctor B”? Long hours studying, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, letting loose with friends after exams, more study, evening hours in clinic, more exams, shoes wearing out, no money for a school annual but too sweet to ask us to buy her one (we did), naps between classes on the dental fraternity’s couch, learning to work on “live” people, breaks with Bro at Rosie’s Dog Beach, sharing the experience with a great boyfriend named Dave, hanging out with dental school BFFs, guts, determination, SISU!
And on our side as parents? MUCH prayer! We are so proud.
Here she is, Dr. B, robes quickly shed after the two-hour graduation ceremony on a nearly 100 degree day! We’re MELTING . . . !
This girl of mine is beautiful, inside and out. Many of her friends told me so this weekend as they spoke to me of her good heart. I loved hearing that. Though she has come far and has a bright future ahead of her it is that heart that will bring her true success in life.
So what now? We’re going to Disneyland!!!