Goals are a funny thing. Often they seem so easy to set, and the path is so clear to get to them, until you start down that path. But sometimes as you stagger out of the road less traveled, you realize it was exactly the path for you afterall....
Gavin's journey to his degree was longer and more varied than most. In total: 14 years, 3 schools, and some pretty major life accomplishments outside of academia. He met a girl and helped her become what she was meant to be, including a mother. He walked a very difficult path to becoming a father and is the most involved and loving dad I've ever meet. He set off on a career that some people dream off, and others can't fathom and not only survived, but excelled, averting the obvious and more subtle pitfalls. He's set records, travelled the world, and never lost himself in the glitz.
I couldn't be prouder of him.
It certainly wasn't without challenges. A summer without daddy wasn't easy for anyone. We are so lucky to have loving and accommodating grandmas to help fill the gap. For us, the summer flew by: I was really too busy staying afloat to worry much. We'd set a course and we were all chugging along to the finish line.
Our adventures in dorm living were pretty exciting and funny. It's unlikely Colin will ever want to livin in a dorm with his mommy again so I cherished the time. <3
|Daddy After his last class!|
Gavin, I am so proud of you. You started out with a goal, and you achieved it. I love you, always. Congratulations!!