Photo courtesy of Sebastian Rydel - age 8
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I have to interrupt my regularly scheduled "Stroll Down Memory Lane" series for an important announcement: After 18 grueling months of classes, papers, research, tests, presentations and stress, Thomas FINALLY received his masters degree in Business Administration! Hamline's commencement program was held outside this afternoon and we had an absolutely perfect sunny day (I won't gripe about the 3 1/2 hours we sat there). It was a very touching commencement...surprisingly I didn't cry but I did get a little teary-eyed (not sure I have any tears left with the usual streams that fall everytime I think about Shelby heading to college). Tom (and I) made a lot of sacrifices and worked really hard to get to this day and I couldn't be prouder of him! Way to go "Master" Tom!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 6:58 PM