Sunday, May 13, 2018

Once there was a little boy...



who thought he wanted to be a rock star ... 
or a police officer.





But it turned out that what he really wanted to be was a veterinarian... and now he is!
Tears leaked from my eyes through the entire graduation ceremony on Saturday. This young man and I have been through the best of times and the worst of times. For a long time, he had no intentions of going to college, let alone graduate school. He put a lot of effort into being a death-metal guitarist in his late teens. No one was expecting him to put that aside and go to college.
Of course I am proud -- and pleased that he found a way to make a living doing something he loves. In a couple of weeks he'll take the next step and move to Hollywood, Florida, to start an internship.
He'll be near his sister, who is in grad school at the University of Miami. Guess where I'm going for winter break next year?

It's been a hectic week with family from out of town and a big party. I was so crazed that I didn't take any other photos. But the experiences and memories are more important, right?








16 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Congratulations to your son. So nice he and his sister will be close...and you will visit. Happy Mother's Day!!

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  2. Congratulations! Vets are the best people ever.

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  3. A big congrats to you all, for your son and his significant achievement and for you, the Mom that was beside him all the way.

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  4. Oh wow!!! A vet in the family. That's always been my dream. Lucky, lucky you! Congrats!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS all around! What a wonderful post. So happy for you. :-)

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  6. Congratulations to the both of you, you did such a great job. And now you have a perfect vacation destination!

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  7. Congratulations to your amazing son! And, congratulations to you as well... amazing children happen because of amazing parents!!

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  8. Big Congratulations to that not-so-little boy and also to you as his very proud mother!

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  9. From a fellow mother of a death metal guitarist wannabe, Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! :) But seriously, congratulations to your son. What an accomplishment!

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  10. congratulations to you and to him!! Sounds like the perfect place to go on vacations! (or retire?)

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  11. oh my gosh I had no idea! a metal band?? To a DVM. WOW. Not an easy path. You look very lovely DeB!!! Happy Family times!

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  12. What an amazing celebration for your family! Congratulations to all of you! Trips in your future will be just what you will need-nice to know they are near each other the rest of the time! Rest up now!

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  13. Years ago I posted a photo of my older son as he showed me the letter naming him to Phi Beta Kappa. He was wearing a Metallica t-shirt. He is now a doctor. And for Christmas his girlfriend gave him a book about and CD collection of Swedish death metal. Congrats to your vet son! And congrats to you for having two children with the brains to get out of the cold and snow so you can visit them in the winter!

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  14. Congrats to your son. You must be a very proud mama! Florida is a great place to visit in the winter.

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  15. Aw, what a big day! Congratulations!

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