Friday, April 21, 2006

One of Life's Benchmarks

Life is filled with benchmarks and passages. Today brought an important one to my doorstep. I just heard from our son, Quanah. He passed his Comps with HONORS. Quanah is gettng his Masters degree in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio next month. We are going there on May 12th for his graduation on May 13th. Passing with honors requires that you pass with honors two of the four comprehensive questions you are given. He passed THREE with honors. He found it funny that he did not pass with honors on the one question because that is one of the classes he is taking NOW. Passing his Comps means that he can walk through the graduation ceremony. Whew. It's almost all behind us and now it's all about the JOB. He has applied for jobs around the country from Oregon to New Jersey and he is even looking outside of the country. There is a job in Birmingham England he is very interested in. So, even though I am not too crazy about him being as far away as New Jersey, I am liking the idea of England. Well, heck! Who wouldn't like the idea of having a family member livng somewhere in Western Europe? That would redefine the whole definition of vacation. LOL


biene said...

Congrats, Mom! Got your passport?

Laini said...

Wow, you must be so proud. That's terrific! My sister finished her PhD last year and we all went to Arizona to hear her doctoral defense (she didn't really have to defend anything, just present her research, a kind of right of passage) and then again for her graduation. She also had to apply for jobs all over, and ended up at Cal Poly, much to her delight. And ours, as we'd much rather go to San Luis Obispo than Phoenix! Hope you have a great trip to visit your son!

~vicki said...

Congratulations to your son! Quite a lot to be proud of. I can see why you're busting a few buttons here!