Friday, May 18, 2012

A Proud Mom

I have to take a moment to write about our oldest son, Justin. After many years of study, he successfully completed the coursework, and defense of his doctoral dissertation. Here he is - Dr. Justin Marquis, PHD (philosophy).

 We were able to attend his defense. What an experience! Rick and I kept looking at each other and wondering "this is our son?!" Andrew and Eric were with us and we all celebrated by going out to eat at one of Justin's favorite restaurants in Chicago. What a wonderful day! Congratulations, Justin!


Kerin said...

Congratulations to your son!

Hard work pays off :)

May all his goals and dream come true!


Nellie said...

I send along HUGE congratulations to your son! This has taken an enormous dedication and focus on his part, and perhaps some sacrificing by those near and dear to him. His future is bright!
On another note, I have not been receiving notifications of your new postings on your blog, Cindy. I realized that last night when I explored just to see if you hadn't been posting recently. I am happy to see this notice on my dashboard.
Happy week-end!

Creative Breathing said...

Congratulations to your family! What a milestone. Visiting through previous posts, I so enjoy your garden ones. In Ohio we have only just planted this past weekend. Your Moda project is just wonderful! Inspiration to be found here for sure! Have a lovely week. Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cindy ~~ What a proud and happy moment for you! What a wonderful inspiration you were for your children.
Enjoy the moment.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow!! You must be so proud. I cannot imagine how brilliant he must be. We attend our daughter's graduation in a couple of weeks and just hope she can land a job. We thought nursing would be easier but even hospitals are cutting back now. Congrats to your son and you too for he didn't get so very smart on his own.

Sheila said...

Congrats to Justin! So cool that we have a PhD in the family!

Cindy said...
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Kittie said...

Congratulations to your son. What an awesome accompliisment.