Wednesday, April 13, 2011

* Can You Hear Me Screaming? *

Can you hear me screaming all across the continent and all the way around the world?????

We've been on pins & needles for months, waiting to see if our youngest son, Mark, would be offered admission at Washington University, in St. Louis, as a Ph.D student in their PNP (Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology) Program. He just received the offer.....and he has accepted!!!!!!!!!!!  Alleluia!!!!

It's a 6-Year Program. He wants to become a teacher....a college professor.

This is the university he just graduated from with his bachelor's degree in philosophy. We're glad he'll still be close to home! ☺

Can you hear this proud mom??!!  Can you hear my huge sigh of relief??  Can you hear my happiness??

I can't even think of anything else to say at the moment!!

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -- Henry David Thoreau

37 comments:

  1. Congrats to Mark! I bet you and The Ronald are on Cloud Nine with him!

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  2. Congratulations to all of you, especially Mark. Yes, I heard you all the way in Hazelwood, at 3:58!!

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  3. What great news! You must be the proudest mom, ever. :)

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  4. See? My crossed fingers and crossed eyes and crossed mustache hairs did the trick!

    Congratulations! Now you can really let out a huge sigh of relief!

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  5. Awesome! It is SO wonderful when a child or grandchild has something special like this happen. Congratulations to him, and to all of you. It was indeed a loud, most happy shout.
    Ann Carbine Best’s Long Journey Home

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  6. How wonderful! Congrats to you son!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Congratulations to your son. I know how proud you must be.

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  8. Happy for Mark and glad you will have him close to you. I know what that means.....

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  9. Tell Mark congratulations from me too. What a dedicated student he must be. And it was good seeing you at the conference and for lunch yesterday after our critique group. See you next Tuesday.

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  10. Very nice, Becky. Now you just have to start saving the money to keep him there! Better get back to the keyboard!

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  11. I can hear you all the way here in Massachusetts, Beck. What wonderful news! Congrats to your brilliant son, too. Man, Philosophy major? Whoa Doggie. You must be one proud Mama tonight! Thanks for sharing the happy news. Susan

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  12. Congratulations to your son! I remember all too well those days of waiting breathlessly for Cait's college acceptance letters. Great news! Kat

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  13. Fabulous news!! I am so happy for you and your son. Congrats for sure! Glad he will be close to you also. hugs, LInda

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  14. I wondered what that noise was that woke me from my slumber around midnight!

    Congratulations to your soon. What an achievement!

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  15. Congrats to your son, Becky, that's wonderful news!!!
    Now I know where all the screaming came from last night :P

    *hugs*

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  16. YAY!!!! I'm screaming along with you. Congratulations to you all!
    Donna

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  17. Fantastico!

    Godspeed.

    *hugs*

    mo

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  18. Wonderful news! Congratulations to ALL of you!!

    =D

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  19. Congratulations to all of you! Yippee!

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  20. Wow, that's wonderful!! Congratulations to you all, very happy for you and your family! Yay for Mark! :)

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  21. Yippee! Yay for you and yours. My own kids stayed where they went to college, and married local natives. My Nat is working up his 5 year proposal for his doctorate (he has a master's at teached high scholl English). Naomi is also in education. I'm happy I finally took the plunge to be a follower instead of lurking in the anonymous shadows.

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  22. Wait! I'm still anonymous. My name shows up as my email. Anyway - This is Marcia Gaye. How do I fix it?
    And still more congrats to you and Mark.

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  23. Oh Becky -- You must help me!! I'm laughing so hard I can't see through the tears, at my previous post! My typing is soooo bad - one reason I don't like to post comments.
    I should say my son Nat "teaches high school English."
    And why is my photo not showing up?
    Marcia Gaye

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  24. "Oh, The Places You Will Go"

    Congratulations!!! I feel proud and I don't even know him. Enjoy the moment.

    So glad to have a moment to visit your blog. I'll resume writing soon. Take care.

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  25. Yay! I'm so happy for all of you. This is a wonderful opportunity. :>)

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  26. Woo-hoo! You're proud and happy, as well you should be! Big congratulations to Mark and to you!

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  27. That's wonderful news, Becky! Congratulations to your son! Hurray! :D

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  28. Congratulations to Mark! That's fantastic. I love the idea of Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. That covers a lot of ground and the linkages must make for fascinating study!!! Yay! Your son, the doctor! Love that Thoreau quote, too -- always been one of my favorites. Ooh, and now I get to verify the word: evokati
    Somehow I feel connected to that one.

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  29. Congratulations to soon-to-be Dr. Mark and mom!

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  30. Oh, frabjous joy! Congrats to your kiddo, Becky!

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  31. Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment. Good luck -- the program sounds fascinating!

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  32. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you! I really appreciate your comments. I hope I didn't come across as "bragadocious"!!

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  33. Congratulations Becky!!!!! What a huge step for him! You must be so very proud...wait, you are so very proud!!! :-)

    Smiles

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  34. this is sooo great Becky! verrry plsd for you [and Mark!]
    my son was just accepted for his phd but an entire province away! :(
    for the nxt 4 yrs!! boohoo for me at the moment, but will end in cheers for him as a prof as well :)

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