Wedding and Graduation Time
May and June have been extremely busy times for me this year. My youngest son, Patrick, married his girlfriend of almost 5 years, Brandy, on May 23rd. This was the wedding that almost didn’t happen! Two days prior to the big event, Brandy broke both her tibia and fibula when she missed a step and took a bad tumble. They were due to close on their new house that afternoon and this ended up taking place in the Emergency Room rather than at the bank as planned. The scheduled “bachelor’s party” turned out to be a dedicated bunch of friends helping Patrick move furniture into the house until the wee, small hours of the morn. The wedding itself involved the groom’s father finding a medical transport van a mere 45 minutes prior to the Wedding Mass – and he did it, even over Memorial Day weekend! The bride was wheeled down the isle by her father and the ceremony was conducted on the main floor of St. Valentine rather than on the altar as planned. But they were formally married and were able to go to their reception as planned. Unfortunately, the honeymoon was cancelled since the bride had surgery on her leg the week following the wedding.
Yesterday was Patrick’s graduation ceremony from medical school. We loaded Brandy in our van, along with her wheelchair, pillows and walker and made the drive to Ohio. I was so proud of my youngest son as he received the hood of a Doctor of Medicine. To top it all off, he won an award as the outstanding student in psychiatry in his class. What a day !! (See photos at the bottom right on this page.)
I’m now back at work, ready to start learning about Joomla. It’s been a stressful few months, but I wouldn’t have traded them for the world!
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