|Kind of a pretty pie, maybe the best part of the meal.|
I have to say, it was much more emotional than I expected. It took a lot of work to get here.
The surprise of the evening was when they called out my husband's name for an award. His was the best Senior Seminar. The preceptor said some wonderful things about his work. One comment was that the physicians who attended (he presented to an audience at the hospital) said his was superior to more experienced physicians' presentations. It was a great honor.
Then he, all of his classmates and all pharmacists present, stood and took the Oath of a Pharmacist. It was humbling for me to think of the potential for good and healing my husband now possesses. People place a lot of trust in their pharmacists.
After the ceremony, there were several pieces of pie that had been pre-served just sitting on the tables. We scooped 5 of them up and took them back to the kids who were waiting in the hotel.
Let's talk about this hotel for a minute. I got it on Priceline and it was rated 2.5 stars--roughly equivalent to La Quinta or Ameritel Inns. No Way! It is the grossest hotel I think we've ever stayed in. The sheets are itchy (though I did inspect and they appear clean, just poor quality and old), I won't let the children sit or lay on the carpet and there is no microwave AS WAS PROMISED. Frozen burritos don't work out too well if they are still frozen. They will be getting a super bad review all over the internet.
But, we are a family again. All of us are together, everyone is healthy and now, finally, at 11:15 pm, they are all peacefully sleeping.
My husband graduates from Pharmacy School tomorrow. Tomorrow. It is really unbelievable.
What a journey.