Monday, December 19, 2016

Masters Degree #2

Yesterday I got to sit on an uncomfortable bench in a noisy gymnasium to watch our oldest daughter graduate from Baker University with her second Masters Degree. On Sunday she achieved a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Erica is the first in our family to achieve a degree from college. She got her Bachelors in Science and Nursing (BSN) from Baker and got her first Masters in Science and Nursing Administration (MSN) from Kansas University.

Needless to say, Dad and Mom are very proud.


Tracy said...

Congratulations, what a great achievement :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great achievement. Your wife and daughter look like TWINS!

Tate Gunning said...

Congrats to a proud father!

Marianne Marganski said...

I've followed your blog on and off for about 7 years now. My son is going to be 24 this may. It's currently incarcerated waiting on sentencing. He got into some trouble with a girlfriend of his and ended up breaking a restraining order. She attempted to drop it but the prosecution picked it up. Son is No Angel otherwise he wouldn't be in this predicament. But the mixture of both of these two with their addictions and their bad behavior and their constant self-harm is just awful. I want to say thank you for being there and sharing your story there's been nights that I poured over your blog and things that I've read and reread over and over again. It made me feel like I wasn't alone. I've been going through this for approximately seven or eight years now, probably longer but I didn't know it or was in denial. I miss my son. I miss his very eyes his sharp wit, is beautiful smile, and the camaraderie we had. Convicted felon with not just this arrest book many more. I'm praying that this will be the last time he wants to choose that life over a better one. I started putting myself first about 4 years ago maybe five. I did the tough-love I did the boundaries, I begged, I threatened, I bribed, I would have sold my soul to save him. What troubles me most and that I've lost a lot of friends on this journey with my son. I will never totally turn my back on him. And he knows I love him. I just have to keep holding out faith that one day he'll get better. I don't think heroin is in the mix, but who are we did know anything our children are doing it seems. He can't get a job when he is home because of his record. He's got I believe three felonies assault on female police officer, breaking and entering and Theft. And a bunch of other scattered charges small drug fines excetera DUI. His father abandoned him after about the fourth year of his addictions and Troublesome Behavior. I'm all he has left. So I just wanted to say that all you parents out there reading this drama as well has Alex's parents, don't be ashamed. It is not our fault children have chosen path of destruction. They need to know that we will be there for them and always forgiving. That being said, we cannot be doormats or enable them. I will be praying for so many people parents children addicts Runaways cetera in return, all I ask, for you guys out there reading this to pray for my kid to. God bless everyone amen