Tuesday, August 28, 2007
In the valley of the shadow of
grad school.
Yes, we are lingering there tonight. . .
The travels have brought us to it.
This next year is going to be a "killer," but there is a beautiful light at the end! Troy has several big things like a grad recital and opera not to mention life, studies and teaching in general. The boys have greatly enjoyed all the "Daddy Moments" they had this summer.

Heading off to swim at the university's pool.

Daddy and Ethan ready for a Father/Son night out together.

Helping Daddy with yard work.

"Just plain playing."

(I was amused with this idea the boys had - they incorporated all of their dinosaurs with the train set. It must be where Jurassic Park met the Island of Sodor. :-)
Yes, we'll miss the extra time, but, as I said, there is a beautiful light that we can see.

  posted at 11:15 PM  
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8 Comments:
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Constance said...

I know how you feel. Chris just started back to school for fall semester and he leaves at 9am & comes home at 6pm on Mon, Wed, and Thurs. Tues is from 9am-11pm

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger tacomom said...

So glad you can see that little light! Sure helps the journey toward the goal. My niece, mother of three boys, is back in school and said she got excited yesterday when she realized NEXT fall she'll be student teaching rather than being in class :)

 
At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

What is the date for Troy's opera? We're planning on coming up for his recital, but wondered about the opera. I LOVE opera, and would love to try to make it up for that if at all possible.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Gene's just getting started with his grad studies, in addition to 40 hours a week at the hospital. I think I'll adjust in a couple weeks, but right now I keep wondering if the light at the end of the tunnel is a train! :)

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Jackie said...

Martha, you might not remember me... my husband Randy and I attended Noblesville Pilgrim when you went there. Ran across your blog, you are a great writer. Your boys are so cute

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Les said...

I know these times are tough on you and the boys. I don't know how you do it! I'm so glad it's almost over for you all. Then you can move back to Cincy and I will gladly help you with that baby (hopefully girl, but I'll love a boy just as much) since mine will be in school all day!

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Glad that your boys got some Daddy time this summer, that's great!

I left you a comment in your "54 lights" post! =)

Love ya, Heather =)

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

JENNIFER,
Good question about the opera date. Not sure of it myself. I am just along for the ride. :-)
Since Troy has the role of an understudy, he will do all of the rehearsals and perform it for the guest artists, but he will not be in the actual opera. In fact, he won't even be in town when it is performed. (I think I would rather be a "nobody" and perform for the public.) The boys and I will be able to watch the entire thing when it is done for the guest artists, and you may be allowed in as well. If you are interested, I can check for you. (You might not even have to pay!)

 

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