Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Land of Hope and Glory

On May 13, the St. Louis University School of Medicine held their graduation. Nick's mom, my mom and dad, and my aunt Toots came to town for the event. I was surprised how emotional of an experience it was for me to see the graduates enter the stadium in their robes. These four years have just flown by. This is Nick walking off stage after being clothed in his doctoral robe (the green cape.)
Presenting for the first time, Dr Brad, Dr Brigham, Dr Dan, and Dr Nick.

Wait! These guys are doctors now?? Remember, nobody get sick in July when the interns start. They don't know what they are doing.
(This picture isn't really fair to Nick. He's standing downhill from Dan, and Dan is REALLY tall. Dan could have gone to med school or played on the Jazz's developmental team: obviously he chose med school.)
Nick with his very proud mother, Debbie.
How is it that Debbie's hair is totally unaffected by the wind? It's obviously doing a number on mine and Henry's. Nick is protected by his very heavy-duty mortar board.

It was such a bittersweet event, so excited for Nick's accomplishment, but sad to see our friends scattered from coast to coast. Not all of our family could come to St. Louis, but we're grateful to all of them for their support and encouragement over the years.

Congratulations, Dr Nick!

*The title is a rather obscure reference, which perhaps one person in my music history class might remember. The name of the section of Elgar's Op 39 No 1, which is commonly referred to as the graduation march, is "Land of Hope and Glory."
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1 comment:

simplysarah said...

I'm so excited for your family and new adventures to be had. Congratulations Nick!!!