[May 8, 2015] Friday
Friday morning, before saying my final goodbyes at Intermountain, we got to go with Matt, Lisa, the grandkids, and Lisa’s folks to Matt’s graduation from the U. He graduates with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and we’re so proud of him. It’s been a lot of hard work, late nights, and a major lack of sleep for him to work full time while he did his homework and studies, and Lisa has been such a huge support to him to help make it happen. I’m sure they’ll all appreciate having their daddy home more with them now. Matt really loves his little family, so I’m sure he’ll appreciate having more time with them, too.
Matt, we just want you to know how much we appreciate your hard work, your love for your sweet wife and children, and for us. You have a strong spirit, mind, and work ethic. We look forward to sharing your experiences through your blog (which is such an amazing effort on Lisa’s part to keep the family up to date). Maybe you’ll be able to contribute a bit more and share your perspectives, too, now that you are through with your degree.
After the graduation, we all went out to lunch. Lisa’s dad was gracious and treated all of us. When we get back from Bolivia, it will be my turn.
Here’s a picture of Matt, Lisa, and their kids after the graduation. Andrew didn’t want to smile, but we all know that he was really giggling inside – what with his dad all dressed up in a funny hat and robe!