Dad has been working on his actual doctorate for about 4 years, but he has been working towards this his whole life. My dad is the smartest guy I know. He loves knowledge and values education. He REALLY wanted to be a cardiologist growing up but felt like he was being called in a different direction. So he gave up the dream to be the Godly man he is.
Sister, JC (my soon to SIL) and I flew out to surprise my dad the morning of his graduation. I thought he was going to pass out. He had no idea that we were coming. The Sun (my brother) joined us that afternoon. We had such a good time hanging out. We went to lunch, toured my dad's campus (which by the way, Bing Crosby went there!) and ate some amazing food. After the Graduation we all went to this AMAZING restaurant called the Wild Sage American Bistro. Seriously if you are ever in Spokane that is the place to eat. It was to die for. Best steak EVER.
We embarrassed my dad all day because every where we went were shouting out, "DOCTOR! Dr. Dad!". Secretly though I think he loved it.
I think the Sun said it best that night, "The kids are supposed to make the parents proud, but it's the opposite this time. We couldn't be more proud of who you are and what you have done."
So proud of you Dr. Dad. And love you so much.
|Dad's PhD Graduation|