Yesterday Colin received his doctoral hood from MIT. It was a lovely ceremony. The Chancellor and President had very nice opening words of welcome and greeting. They bestowed hoods on 428 new doctors. Then they had a reception out on the lawn. It was long, don't get me wrong, but it was delightful to see my husband get his hood.
To me, it doesn't really matter what school it is or even that it's a doctorate. I am just very proud of my husband: he bravely endured, when he wanted to quit; he humbled himself to get help, when it required admitting his weaknesses; he didn't abandon us, when he could have ignored us until the work was done. Pres. Hockfield commented that the fibers needed to complete a doctorate are courage, stamina, and passionate enthusiasm. I see and admire all of these in my husband. He is a good man. Primarily, I'm amazed at all God has accomplished during our time here! You can read more about God's work in us and on our behalf here.
I would be remiss if I didn't send a shout-out to Kate and Laken for caring for Brian while we were away. It made the event much more enjoyable. THANK YOU! And thanks to Kit, who was going to be with Brian, but got a flat tire on her way and was so sweetly apologetic. Thanks, Kit!
And now, the photos and video you've all been waiting for!
Waiting and waiting for things to commence.
(Get it, commence @ commencement?! ha ha ha!)
Getting the hood!
(above is a video)
Dr. Cogswell and Dr. Ashe
These guys helped each other through grad school
by talking lots of baseball!
We're so proud of you!!