Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Why So Excited?

I graduate May 8th!!!!!!!!!!!

Why so excited?  I am 51 (well, I'll be 52 then) years old and this will be my first (and probably my last) graduation ceremony.   Yes, I'm excited!!

I graduated a semester early from high school and immediately entered the Air Force.  When it came time for the graduation ceremony that spring, it happened to fall on Memorial Day weekend.  Because of the holiday weekend, I was unable to obtain leave to return home as there were already too many people who had requested leave for that weekend.  I missed my high school graduation.  I never had the opportunity to wear the cap and gown, or to walk with my class.

Now, as a grandmother, I finally get to take that walk when I receive my Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Technology.  I finally get to wear that cap and gown.  I will walk with my friends with family in the audience.  Yes, I'm excited!!!

Let this be a lesson...never give up!!!  It may have taken me 34 years to get there...but I'm doing it!!!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saying Goodbye

A couple weeks ago, the day I had been dreading finally came.  It was time to say goodbye to my beloved Max.

To be perfectly honest, I would have kept him with me if I could.  His cancer had gotten to the point where keeping him with me would have been the most selfish, hurtful thing I could do to him.  I so wanted to be selfish.  Like any dog lover, I wanted him to live as long as I would.  That's not the way it works.  It comes with the territory of owning a pet.  The day will arrive when you have to let them go.

Max was 16 years old.  For a lab, that is extremely old.  He was rescued as a puppy and I did everything I could to make each one of those sixteen years full of love, comfort, and happiness.  I know I received unconditional love from him for each one of those years.

With a broken heart...Rest in peace, Max.  You are so dearly loved.


Monday, October 14, 2013


Jerri's Empty Nest