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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's FINALLY done!!!

It's official-- Derek's thesis is FINALLY done, handed in, and signed off on!! It has taken three years to get to this point. It has been a LONG process with many sacrifices and numerous sleepless nights. We've had to jump through many hoops to get here-- but, we're here!! We are so excited! Now we can spend our weekends together as a family again. :) Official graduation is on July 29th. Now Derek will have is master's degree in Strategic Intelligence. Woo-hoo!!!

Derek with his finished thesis:

Being silly!!

This is the acknowledgement Derek wrote to go with his thesis. It melts my heart every time I read it. :)

"To my wife Jodi and our children; Brian, Andrew, Timothy, Kylie, and Philip who had to
forego many family activities because daddy had to “work on his thesis,” thank you for your love and patience. Additional thanks to friends and co-workers who continued to support and
encourage me throughout the process. Lastly, a most humble and heartfelt thank you to Dusty
Stewart and John Davidson, two of the greatest in-laws I am blessed to call family."

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us/Derek all this time. We know it truly helped!! We feel very blessed to have been given the opportunity to make it to this point and to achieve this accomplishment. :)


Becky said...

Way to go we are so proud of you!!! And your right the acknowledgement does touch the heart.

Suzie-Q said...

I am so excited/happy for you too!! It has taken way to long to get to this point. You were supposed to be done when Rob got done. so long ago! Can't wait to celebrate with you someday about it!!
Now on to bigger and better things!!


Jessica S. said...

Congrats Derek! What an accomplishment!!

Meagan said...

Totally awesome! I'm sure it feels amazing having that done. Congrats and go have some fun!