Wednesday, September 29, 2010

We're so proud!

Last Saturday our son, David, graduated with a master's degree from Oxford University. He was at the top of his class! Mark and I had the privilege of attending the graduation with our daughter-in-law, Sydneyann. It was an exciting day! David and the other graduates put on their gowns and hoods and then, following hundreds of years of university tradition, we all marched through the streets of Oxford to the Examination Room where the graduation took place. The ceremony itself was performed completely in Latin. It was a very formal affair with lots of bowing and hat tipping. The Vice Chancellor granted each graduate their degree. It was incredible to think of all the graduates across hundreds and hundreds of years who stood in that place before David, and to know that he stands among them. To top it off, some of David's poems are being published in the Oxford Poetry Anthology that will be released in October. We are very proud of David and very grateful that God chose us to be his parents! 

David and Sydneyann

David and his proud parents!

Congratulations David! We love you very much!


  1. WONDERFUL !!!!! Congrats to David and you and Mark! :) What a happy happy happy happy day!

  2. That is SO very exciting! What an incredible accomplishment!

  3. That is so awesome! I know you are so proud!!!

  4. So glad you all were able to go and be there to see David graduate from Oxford!