I just wanted to say a great big Thank You to everyone for your words of encouragement, and also a big Thank You to those of you who donated to our Chip In and shared about it.
I can't honestly say that I'm feeling much better, but I am trying to just take it one day (or one hour!) at a time. I think one of the reasons I haven't been inspired to post much is because, honestly, I spend most of my days either thinking about or writing my dissertation, and the thought of more thinking/writing is usually too overwhelming :).
Please continue to share about our giveaway, please continue to pray.
I am looking into the possibility of getting hooded at the Fall 2011 graduation ceremony, even though I still plan to "confer" (graduate) this spring. Everything WILL be done before we get on that plane to go get Riley! I really want to walk across that stage, but I don't care when. If this is possible it will give me another month or so before I have to defend. That's doable. That's the original goal I had set for myself.
And here's the finished puzzle, minus the five pieces the cats lost. Can you spot them? :)