Sunday, June 28, 2009

Busting my buttons

There are so many times in a parents' life that you don't think that your children could make you any prouder than at that moment. Each time my children fill my pride cup to the brim and I sit so utterly satisfied they swoop in again to refill my cup!!

This week has been such a blessing for us all and I have to take my stand upon my very proud Mom stage and share the events with you all.

About a year ago my daughter Erin began studying to take the American Physical Therapists Association certification test to become a Clinical Specialist. The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.

There were 8408 Clinical Specialists in 2008, each specializing in one of 7 areas. Following a very long three month wait, the results were received... There are now 8409 :-) Yes, Erin's area of specialty is Neurology and is now Kaiser's very own Doctor of Physical Therapy and Neurologic Clinical Specialist!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ERIN!!! You are so deserving and I am so proud of you ~

My youngest chick (Tommy) left the nest almost a year and a half ago to pursue his career some 800 miles North of his family. Everyday that he has been gone he is thought of and wished so much luck. Although this has not been easy for any of us we are seeing what a brave and strong person Tommy has become. I remind myself often of the single "Home" by Blake Shelton that has a verse that says "I know just why you could not come along with me; this was not your dream; but you always believed in me". Tommy understands that his family will always have his back and support all of his choices.

For the last 16 months Tommy as had a plan; complete training, complete probation and buy a house. Well folks, the time has come... Tommy's offer for his very first home was accepted and we are looking for him to move in sometime in August. I have to applaud him for having a plan and sticking to it to the end. We are so excited to have a place for the family to gather when we visit ~ CONGRATULATIONS TOMMY!! You have done a great job and I am so proud of you!!!


Tracy-Girl said...

SO COOL. I bet you are so proud of both of them... wow, Tommy bought a house in Seattle! I can't believe it. He seems so happy there. And we all knew Erin would do great things with her career. :)

Snyderfamily said...

Yay mom! your children are a direct reflection of JOB :)