Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Proud parent

Yesterday my younger son graduated from University with a Physics degree. I am unbearably proud.

The ceremony was a struggle for me to sit through, except for the part where my son went up to shake hands with Penelope Keith, but the reception was lovely. We may be back next year with any luck, as he's going on to do a Masters in Nanotechnology.

My older son got his degree in Computer Science several years ago. I didn't have a blog then, so I want to say now that I'm unbearably proud of him too!

I'll spend the next few days recovering but it was worth it.

26 COMMENTS:

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! CONGRATULATIONS to both your wonderful and fantastic sons!!! How wonderful for you!! Yay!! and Yay again!!!

Well done proud parents and brilliant children!

Take care
x

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Kitty, you're so sweet!

Bernita said...

~beaming~
Congratulations to both sets of you!
There is no joy quite like it.
And I really like the symbolism of your photograph--going forward to the future.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Bernita. I thought you might understand, because of your wonderful daughters!

Simon Kewin said...

Fantastic - many congratulations to one and all.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Simon!

nitebyrd said...

Well done! Congratulations to both your boys!

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, nitebyrd!

jjdebenedictis said...

Yay, fellow physics grad! And nanotechnology sounds OMGCOOL. Best wishes with that.

Also, congratulations FairyHedgehog on raising such bright, capable boys! I'm sorry it hurt to witness this one's achievement.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, jj! Physics graduates are super cool! (But both boys get their maths abilities from their Dad.)

I'm not good on hard chairs without a table to lean on but it was totally worth it! I felt like I'd burst with pride when my son went up to shake hands.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Yep - physics is cool. Got one of those myself and I work in software. So me and both of the hedgehoglets might have something to chat about. Doubt it though as I am older than 35 and I think that's the cutoff age for cool when you're a recent college grad.

;-)

Seriously - Congrats to them both!

Silentvoice said...

congratulations! Good luck with whatever he does next :)

platypuspower said...

Congratulations to both your son and yourself for giving birth to him! I hope that I can get a degree in marine biology in future. Which is still quite far away. :D

fairyhedgehog said...

Sarah, the hedgehoglets aren't prejudiced by age! I'm sure you'd have a lot in common with them.

Silentvoice, thank you!

platypuspower, good to see you around again! Thanks for your congratulations and good luck in getting a degree in marine biology, even if it is still a long way off.

Anonymous said...

That's brilliant news!

And combining physics with nano is going to put 'Hedeghoglet The Younger' right at the cutting edge... loads of fascinating discoveries to be made and developed. :-)

Physics is a wonderful science to be involved in right now because so much is in flux and so many fundamental assumptions are being challenged - and nanotechnology is going to enable so many other things in the forseeable future...

Hooray for Physicists - making out sci-fi dreams come true. :-)

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, anon! I love the idea of physicists making our sci fi dreams come true!

ingrid said...

Congratulations!!! :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, ingrid. You're all being so kind about this!

Richard N said...

Oops - I was 'anon' by accident.

*blushes*

fairyhedgehog said...

Richard, glad to know it was you!

Whirlochre said...

Penelope Keith shakes hands?

Congratulations all round. Nanotechnology sounds fun. What's he implanting in his first goat?

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Whirl.

Penelope Keith shakes hands?

Apparently so!

stacy said...

Hey Fairy - Congratulations!! Hope you're getting rested up . . .

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, stacy! I'm getting there slowly.

Phoenix said...

How thrilling! Maybe there's hope for our future after all. ;o)

fairyhedgehog said...

Thank you, Phoenix. How kind!

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