I know there are some who are just cut out for the life of a student--and Philip probably is one of them, in some ways at least. But really--most of us can't imagine finding ourselves in our mid-30's (sorry babe, I know you're not technically quite there yet :) having been in school for nearly our whole lives. I am in awe when I think of all my husband has accomplished.
It was really inspiring to see how the military honors a graduation of this sort. There were all sorts of patriotic and official things happening. Sharp looking uniforms, a lovely rendition of the Star Spangled Banner (thanks Stuart!), words of encouragement and praise for the graduates. I was really touched by how the families were honored too. Here's the part that touched me the most, though: When Philip walked up to receive his certificate of graduation, do you know what he did? My introverted, never prone to speaking in public, and especially not on a whim, husband--he asked if he could say a few words, and then he went on to sing my praises. He spoke of the sacrifices he's asked me to make and how our life looks so different from how I probably thought it would when I married a lawyer over eight years ago. I will not soon forget this. It really meant so much to me.
Congratulations Dr. Worthington; we love you and are so proud of you!
And here are a couple little video snippets I managed to take. My phone was low on storage, so unfortunately I had to cut these pretty short.