A slew of folks will gather at a Syracuse restaurant early this evening in honor of one of the smartest people I know.
We’ll eat some, drink a little, smile a lot, maybe even tell a story or two about what makes her so special.
Then we’ll all head off to the program where two years of her hard work will culminate in a very nice moment.
Daddy will boast for daughter: For the past two years, Elisabeth has studied hard to pass the New York State qualifications needed to become a physical therapist assistant. And while doing so, she has accumulated the highest grade point average in the program at Onondaga Community College. Tonight they will put on a program in tribute to these students who’ve studied so hard these four semesters, including Elisabeth.
So all of us will be there to applaud her accomplishment. Parents (now counting six thanks to wonderful significant George Three), sister and brother, nephews and nieces … Proud. So very.
I can remember how reluctant my daughter was when she told two years ago that she’d decided that her Bachelor’s degree in biology wasn’t getting her where she wanted, career-wise. I told her education is never wasted.
Next comes a final summer clinical and then state boards in October. Go, Elisabeth.
What have you been proud about in your family of late? What celebrations have you attended? Have you or somebody close to you gone back to school?