One year ago my son graduated with a baccalaureate degree from the Bauer's
Honors College. At the same time he graduated with his bachelors degree for
the U of H, Suma Cum Laude.
This past week he graduated with his masters degree, with the Dean's
Excellence Award from the U of H. Two weeks ago he was attending an
appreciation banquet for businesses that contributed to and hired graduates,
hosted by Bauer's College. At the banquet, Bauer's College presented Bryan
with and in front of his soon to be new employer, KPMG, the Department of
Accountancy and Taxation Academic Excellence Award. Not bad for a 22 year
old that has held down a job the whole time that he was in college. January
of last year he interned for and was hired to go to work for KPMG this
coming fall. His mother and I footed all of his education expenses and car
insurance and bought him a new car in his senior year in HS. He still has
the car, no dents. For the first time since he started college he is taking
the summer off from work to study for his CPA exams.
Sunday his mother and I hosted a small get together of our closest friends
and family members at out house to celebrate his graduation. Later that
evening after every one had gone my wife and I were watching TV. Bryan
walked in, interrupted,
and announced that he was finally finished with school and fell silent for
a few moments, looked up and said Thank You. He continued to thank us for
every thing that we have done for him and the support that we have given
him. He continued to say that he has talked to countless class mates that
will be paying off student loans for years to come. He was grateful that he
could start his career with a clean slate. He realized that we made
sacrifices for him.
Kim and I boo hoo'd a little bit. As busy as he had been with his jobs and
school, He had noticed and wanted us to know. ;~)
Twenty nine years ago Kim and I bought our first home, a starter. We had
planed to only be in it for 5~6 years. We still live in this home but we
hope to make a change and move this coming fall or winter. Bryan plans on
staying and plans to make out first home his first home with a 50% down
payment. Bryan is going to be an "empty nester". Kim and I have found a
new neighborhood and house plan not to too far away that has rooms large
enough for a single room sewing studio, one of her sewing machines is 11'
long and she works from both sides.
On topic now,
More importantly the house has a 3 car shop!
Sorry to be bragging here but Kim and I are busting at the seams with joy.