May 1, 2013

May day...

Today is May 1, 2013.

For most people, May 1 is just another May Day.

For our family, today has a bit more meaning.

May 1 is the first day of May 2013.
May 2013 is the last month in academic year 2012-13.

The LAST MONTH of this academic year.

Have you any idea how amazing that is?!
May 2013...

Graduation month for my husband.

For over 7 years he has spent his weekends at the library- fighting snow storms, football traffic and schedule conflicts.
For over 7 years he has sacrificed his weeknights to attend classes, study, or finish homework.
For over 7 years he has been working towards his goal of becoming a high school physics teacher.

Seven years? Why so long, you ask?

When he started school in January 2006 he planned to get a degree in Accounting.

In late fall of 2008 we bought him a brand new suit, printed off 100 resumes (on very impressive paper), and sent him off to find a paid summer internship.

I still remember the day he called me at work and said that he needed to talk to me about something very important. He came into my office with a stern look and sat down across from me at our conference table. Then, he looked at me, looked out the window and said, "Honey, I don't want to be an accountant. I need to switch my major." I knew he wasn't really the coffee drinking, golf playing accountant type so I said, "Okay, what do you want to switch it to? Finance? Business Administration?" "No," he said, "I need to switch it to Physics."

And then I was shocked.

Physics?! Really? ugh.

But, I have to admit, I was a bit jealous of him. He knew what he wanted and went for it. Perhaps I could learn from that. Don't just settle with life. Go out and get what you want.

And then came the next decision.... to go onto graduate school and earn his certification to teach high school physics.

So, that is why the seven years.
And now, it is finally May 2013.

May 2013.
Honey, you made it.
I'm so proud of you.

Jake and Neil deGrasse Tyson.


  1. Way to go Jake! Congrats! And way to go Angie! Not many wives would be so understanding and supportive. When we seek him, God really does provide the perfect help mate doesn't he? Congratulations guys!


  2. This is very very cool! Soo incredibly happy for you guys!