Friday, January 09, 2009


If you didn't know, I'm now married to a master! Master of Divinity, that is! Jon has officially finished his seminary education. I'm so proud of him! Every semester there were hard classes, useless classes, inspiring professors, challenging reading, and grueling papers. I was so impressed to watch Jon pace himself throughout the semesters, starting his research for papers well before the due date, and working daily on his languages. Tests never (okay, rarely) took him by surprise. For a procrastinator like me, all of these things were an inspiration.

And, to top it all off, Jon was honored at the end of his last semester regarding a paper he'd written. His history professor submitted Jon's paper discussing the British East India Trading Company and it's effect on missions during the Enlightenment period to the Baptist Historical Society, and it was one of five chosen to be presented at a symposium! It was Caleb's first official outing, and we got to see Jon read his paper before a panel of society members, and then answer questions from that panel as well as from the audience. I was so proud of him!

Jon, your quest for knowledge is inspiring. I know that this degree is not the end of your pursuit, and I look forward to watching you continue to grow and learn. I love you!

I didn't get to take many pictures of the event, but here is what I have....

Four generations

Grandad with Caleb

Travis Avenue

All the professors wore cowboy hats in honor of the seminary's 100th anniversary!

How to find Jon? The tallest one in line, of course!

Jon after receiving his degree

Great Aunt and Uncle with Caleb

A great celebration lunch

Great Grandpa with Ian

Great Uncle George holds Caleb

Grandpa and Caleb at the end of a busy day


  1. so so so cute!
    omigosh I could eat him up. I want to rub his head. and nuzzle his neck. and breathe him in.

    oh, I was talking about Caleb in case you couldn't tell.=)

  2. Absolutely perfect pictures of the event! Caleb is adorable..and only 2 weeks old!! Of course, he was perfectly behaved, too.

    It was a grand celebration we had of your precious husband's achievement. Here's to the future!

  3. That's great! Again, congrats Jon. And I love the green cap!

  4. Great photos and congrats Jon!

  5. Yay for Jon's graduation! And what a nice picture of four generations! :)

  6. Christie Lynn1/11/2009 12:41 PM

    Congratulations Jon! What a great accomplishment!

  7. And to think, it only took him till he was 46 to do it!! Congrats!

  8. Congratulations, Jon! That's an awesome achievement!