Friday, November 21, 2008

i am so proud

as this post goes up my best friend is experiencing one of the biggest accomplishments of his life. he wrote the sweetest things to me in his dissertation. here is where i will return the compliment...


today is a day you have been working for since long before i came along. i can not begin to tell you the immense sense of pride i have at how you have conducted yourself and your work over the past few years. i am in awe.

these past few months in particular you have blown me away. you married me, honeymooned with me, attended two post doctoral interviews (resulting in two offers and one job), and dealt with a frazzled, sometimes irrational, always emotional wife - all  of this in the midst of writing the biggest work of your life. 

i have always known you were incredibly smart, but WOW i'm a little shocked at what this dissertation has shown you are capable of figuring out. it is so fun to see the joy it brings you to discuss and integrate your findings. it reminds me that the struggle has been more than worth it.

lets close this hard, fun, and overwhelming chapter of our life. i can't wait to begin the next one.

 relish this moment. you will shine. explain your little heart out. 

  i love you, nicole


Holly and Everest said...
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Holly and Everest said...

I hope you can hear me cheering for you from 100 miles away. I might become hoarse but I can scream a little louder if you need me too. You are awesome Dr Grant Simmons.

Eric Snyder said...

My most sincere congrats. I have heard nothing but great things about your intellect from several reliable sources. Nicole, I am sure Grant could not have done this without you... sounds like he appreciates that. Feel free to visit AZ during your short break, my house is your house. My best, Eric S.