I apologize for my neglect to the blog the past few weeks. It is due in large part to the video card melting to the motherboard in my former laptop. The situation has been rectified by the acquisition of my new laptop "The Beast" handed down to me from my dad.
About 2 weeks ago, Tommy graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Master's of Divinity. Sadly, I don't have any really great photos from the weekend, despite the fact that both of our families were up to celebrate with us.
Tommy has worked tremendously hard over the past six and a half years. Before you scoff at how long that took, there are a few things you should consider:
He held down a full time job the entire time, being the sole breadwinner about half of that time.
His program is 96 hours long (for reference, a non-seminary masters is about 36 hours, and a bachelors is about 120 hours).
He took two languages.
He elected not to take summer classes but instead focus on family and life outside of school.
He actually read all his books (many of his classes required a statement of completion, saying that they really did read each and every page, from the title to the last appendix). If I had done this it probably would have taken me an extra 8 years to complete my 7 1/2 year bachelors.
It has been a long road, but such a good one. We really had no clue what to expect when we moved to Fort Worth four years ago. We didn't even have jobs. But our God is so faithful. SO Faithful.