Saturday, December 13, 2008

Yes, Master


Last night I was filled with great pride to see my lovely bride receive her Master's degree at the Winter commencement ceremony. It can't be understated how hard Nicole has worked these last 3.5 years. She's juggled full time work, multiple part time jobs, a full load of graduate courses, and a pregnancy--all while putting up with a dufus like me. Her hard work kept us fed, clothed, and sheltered while we pursued graduate education. After going through so much last winter, Nicole committed to press on with her studies and this fall finished her coursework to earn a Master of Non-Profit Administration degree. I'm continually impressed with her diligence and her grace under fire. She is an inspiration to me. Congratulations, Nicole. You've more than earned it.

8 comments:

Linnea (Johnson) Bergstrom said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!

Nicole said...

hey thanks babe <3

Anonymous said...

We are very proud of you, Nicole. I wish we could have been there for your graduation. We are certainly looking forward to seeing you and Matt soon.

Love, Dad and mom

Becky said...

You are the smarterest!

In all seriousness, though - congratulations, Nicole! That is so awesome!

Andrea said...

Nicole--I was already extremely impressed with all you've accomplished in the last three years, but I now I am in awe having seen each item (most difficult to accomplish on their own)in a very impressive list. Well done!

Quebecca said...

Nicole, you rock! I'm proud of you. And of course, pleased as punch about the Nonprofit Administration bit :)

Certainly, you have developed perserverence and an abundant amount of character over these last couple years (James 1).

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Nicole! What a meaningful milestone. Best wishes to you in the new year!

Buki Family said...

it was fun to see you guys on the plane. Congrats to you again!