It’s been a while since their white coat ceremony. Almost four years, to be exact.
Almost four years ago, Chris and I moved across the country so he could start his journey to becoming a pharmacist. We put up with foil on the windows, weather extremes, late nights studying, crazy work & school schedules, and everything in between.
All this led up to yesterday: graduation. Our families came from California, Japan, and Virginia to celebrate (and boy did we celebrate!). Words can’t express how incredibly proud I was to see my husband walk across the stage and have his hood placed on him.
One of 64 Doctors of Pharmacy from the inaugural class at Thomas Jefferson University:
At one point, the dean asked the graduates to turn around to their families and applaud them for their sacrifices of getting them to this day. Chris looked right at me– he said later on that he knew exactly where to look :)
This group. One of the most awesome set of friends we could have. They studied, commiserated, pushed, and encouraged each other all the way to the very end. They entered the program as acquaintances and came out as friends for life, comrades in health care. (They were also willing guinea pigs for my various baking experiments, haha)
Jefferson School of Pharmacy class of 2012, congratulations!