Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Third Degree

Yes, Karen got the third degree. It happened on Wednesday, and we couldn't be happier. In the morning she had her pinning ceremony - that's where all those who passed the nursing program get pinned by the deparment head - some kind of Florence Nightingale tradition thing. Here she is just after getting "pinned".

Then in the evening there was the graduation ceremony for all the students that graduated this year in their respective majors. Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, was the key note speaker and he did not disappoint. He was gracious, funny as hell, insightful and inspiring.

Here's Karen and her study buddy Lilya after they received their diplomas.

So, now I'm married to a woman who has a B.S., Masters, and A.S.R.N. Will she go to work? Nope, she starts classes in the fall working towards getting her PhD. in medicine so she can pursue a career in cancer research. She's a survivor in every respect of the word, and my hero......and she fly fishes!

Life is Good. I'm going fishing this weekend, so expect this blog to turn the corner and get back to the other important stuff. : )