Wednesday, June 1, 2011


As 'Pomp and Circumstance' rang through Heinz Hall, on May 21, I felt proud. I had pride knowing that my husband had put years of hard work into this accomplishment.

I tried mentally estimating how many hours were spent studying for tests, taking tests, working on patients, shadowing different mentors, sitting in classes, and time spent in various labs. My mind couldn't process it all.

Then I tried estimating how much money had been spent on tuition, books, equipment, traveling across country for various interviews, random fees, and entertaining a wife through school. There was a buzzing noise and my mind almost crashed.

Finally I thought of how much sleep had been foregone..... That did it. I told my mind to 'shut up and enjoy the ceremony!'

Sean started this journey as a bachelor, and is leaving a husband, father, and doctor. It's been a long road. I couldn't be more proud of him.

Adios Pitt Dental!
Awaiting the merriment
Our handsome doctor
Empty-handed no more!
Wonderful supportive parents
Babies born on the same day a couple of doors down
A couple of Sean's favorite educators/doctors
Family away from family-- the other mormon graduates and their wives


NJ said...

Congratulations Sean! We are going to miss you guys!! We had another crazy (but good) mutual activity tonight. Oh boy. :) When are you going to come back to visit? :)

Bre And Drew said...

Congratulations Sean!!!

rjd said...
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rjd said...

I can't imagine all the sacrifices that were made for that degree. I too am proud of Sean and his accomplishments. What a Great Son-in-law!

Jeana said...

I'm so happy for you both (all three of you)! I can't wait to see you this afternoon. =)

Malerie said...

Congrats to all of you for all of the hard work! What are the plans now?

Jenna said...

Wow that is awesome! Congrats!!!

The Way I See It said...

That is quite an accomplishment. Good for Sean! Congrats and happy days ahead.

Lisa and Rustin said...

YAY!! COngrats!!! look AMAZING!!

Paige said...

Congratulations (to both of you!).

And seriously, Rach, you look fantastic!