Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dave's Big Day

So often you hear things like "the day you marry will be the greatest day of your life." I have to say I disagree... and though that day is high up on the greatest and most important days of my life... over the past 6 years I have come to find that there have been many many days equal to it. Today was a simple ceremony and a gathering of friends and is really just a short sum up of the past four years, and yet it was one of the greatest and proudest moments of my life. There are no words that can describe how proud of David I am. The work and time he has put into his doctorate degree has been incredible, the sacrifices he has taken for his family have been even greater. In the four years of our time spent in Pocatello we have completed our family with two more little babies, watched Makray grow into a very competent preschooler, helped Emmett fight and conquer his hearing and speech problems, spent dozens of nights in the hospital with  a very sick and premature newborn battling immature lungs.  We have had broken arms, RSV twice, pnemonia, crupe, ruptrured ear drums, ear tubes, deviated septums, and lots and lots of premmie problems, and lets face it I was pregnant, puking and contracting for more than half of the four years.  We have had countless sleepless nights, up with babies, studying for tests, and going over and over a budget that every month just barely made it. We have replaced a garage door, landscaped a backyard, sanded and painted over a graffitied fence not once but twice. We have lost three very loved grandparents and watched more than half a dozen new beautiful cousins come into the world. I have watched David pass up good choices, for better ones. I have watched him work longer and extra hours to keep us out of debt. I have watched him leave before anyone was awake and get home after everyone had gone to sleep, and after this had gone on for several days at a time, i would watch David sneak in to kneel at the beds of our sleeping children, just to spend a few moments with them. David has protected and provided for us in every way he possibly could and today I had the privilege of watching him walk across the stage and be hooded as a Doctor of Pharmacy. All the wives huddled together and cried tears of joy and relief that this exciting new step is before us. This day wouldn't have been complete with out our friends and family who have supported us. YAHOO!!!!!!!!!


Addelyn (cousin)  Violet and brand new Taythen (second cousin)
Violet loved the little babies... it was a little bit shocking, she rubbed and rubbed Taythens head.
Mak was really really excited and proud of his daddy!  He kepts saying "No more school for daddy boy!"  This is all Mak has known... the other two won't likely remember our school days!
Have you ever seen a happier family... I think NOT!


Gavin and Natalie said...

So proud of you guys! I cried reading your beautiful words about Dave and all the sacrifices you both have made. Sure love you guys and am so proud of you both! You both are so good-looking and have the cutest family! Wish I could've been there to see the grand event. Thanks for posting pics, so I don't feel completely out of it. :)

Powell's Place said...

Very exciting! Congratulations!

Travis and Mindi Eames said...

Yay! Congrats to u and Dav! What a big accompishment! So excited for you guys and your upcoming adventures!

Anonymous said...

Quite the tribute, Dave.

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