We Made It!

My son got his Ph.D. on Tuesday!  

I went to see him defend his dissertation.  He gave an amazing talk.  His field is Chemical Biology, and he studies ways of getting medicines into hard to get to places using viruses and light.  That’s about all I can understand…it is such far out science.

This is my baby boy who has given me so much grief and pain.  It’s not over, of course, but I am one proud mama, and of course I love the guy beyond all reason.

Whew, this journey to success has been a very long and bumpy one for him, but he is not merely one more Ph.D. in the world.  He is rising very quickly to the top.  It’s a long story, and I’m very tired, as I came down with the flu a couple of weeks ago and this past few days have been a whirl of travel and celebratory festivities.  So I’ll leave the details for another time, and just say

CONGRATULATIONS to my dear pain in the ass πŸ˜„πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€“πŸ€–πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ»πŸΎπŸŒŸπŸ˜Š

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  1. The Grundlands

     /  October 20, 2016

    Mazal tov. Amazing. Kol ha kavod mama. xoxo

  2. Congratulations to you and your son!!! Get some well deserved rest sweetheart.

  3. Congratulations to both you and your son. That is quite the acheivement!

  4. There’s nothing like a mother having her love
    congrats to your son
    Feel better Laura
    As always Sheldon

  5. Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment. To quote my daughter, “take a bow, take a bow.”

  6. Well done for your son. A really great accomplishment in an important field. I know that you are very proud. His PHD is nothing to be taken lightly.

  7. A very big congratulations to your son, Laura! A great accomplishment indeed.
    And a very big hug to you..as you share with him, as his mother, with love and pride only a mother knows. So very happy for you both. ❀ ❀

    • Thank you thank you! Of course there’s more to the story, not all of it so great, but for now I’m focusing on the positive and hoping he will get even more serious now that he’s a post-doc, and begin to weed out unhealthy behaviors. I hope his success will motivate him to keep reaching higher!

  8. Congratulations. I look forward to your details about his achievements.

  9. Congratulations Laura to both you and your son. He must be an intelligent and wonderful young man. He made it. You get partial credit for being a good mom. Lots of love. Anne

    • Thanks, Anne! I am so very proud of him. It’s been a rough road, and I do give myself credit where credit is due, for hauling him kicking and screaming out of a downward spiral, into the light. Thank God for the resources that appeared just in time….


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