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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 5/21/2005 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm graduating today!
I just wrote an email to the director of my program, the man who interviewed me and took a chance on this old drunk.  He is a very special man, and I've been happy to see his career advance these past seven (eight???) years to director.  He'll be there to give me my degree, and I'll probably fall apart.  He's seen me through a divorce, an engagement, which broke, a whirlwind romance ending in marriage, a pregnancy, a move to a town 100+ miles away, that commute to school with an infant, and finally breast cancer.  All while trying to maintain full time student status!!!!  He was counselor and mentor to me.  I hope my email really reaches him, I really tried to make it say something.  I couldn't have done this without his support and encouragement.  He said "If anyone can do it, Ellen can." when I told him I was going to finish my degree and have the baby at the same time.
OK, I really need to sleep (HA HA)  I'm crying now.  Wish me luck tomorrow that I don't completely fall apart.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius


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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 5/21/2005 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ellen
Great to hear of this wonderful person in your life. I'm sure he will appreciate your email.
I'll be thinking of you tomorrow - you are one amazing person
L & H

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   Posted 5/22/2005 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Ellen

I am so happy for you..!! Good luck and
really enjoy this day, you sure deserve it !!

love and hugs

Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 5/22/2005 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
You go Dr. Ellen!!! We are all proud of you and your accomplishments. Do the Electric Slide today. Love, MK

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   Posted 5/22/2005 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Ellen, I am so proud of you. Have a great day, you deserve it.

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 5/22/2005 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Ellen,

WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!!!!!!! Congrats dear friend. Sounds like that director was an angel sent from above to watch over you. ^j^ ^j^

Enjoy your day sweetie, you certainly have worked hard for it.

Thinking of you and sending you some {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}.

Love ya,
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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   Posted 5/22/2005 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy your day Ellen.  I'm sure your director will treasure the e-mail message you sent.  He sounds like he's special and how fitting that he will be the one giving you your degree. Congratulatory Hugs, Libby
Friends are God's way of taking really good care of us.

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   Posted 5/22/2005 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Dearest Ellen,

At my daughter's graduation last week, the dean announced that everyone of these people had worked hard for their degrees. And he was of the opinion that if anyone wanted to applaud, stomp, whoo-hoo, or anything else as each person's name was called, do it.

So, Ellen, after what you have gone through, if you want to have a good cry, you go right ahead. Maybe if you cry it out before you go, you might find it easier to control at the graduation, but I doubt it.

CONGRATULATIONS DR ELLEN - You are a true inspiration to everyone on this board.

Love, Jo-Ann

PS - Like Hyacinth Bucket, I can say "My friend, DOCTOR Ellen" every chance I get.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 5/22/2005 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Dr. Ellen!!!!

Hope you're having a spectacular day. You cry if you want, you've certainly earned the right. I'm so proud of you!


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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 5/22/2005 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!  What a wonderful accomplishment!  It is wonderful that you have such a supportive person in your life.  I know I would cry in your situation, so go ahead.
L & H,

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   Posted 5/22/2005 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
"It's your party, and you'll cry if you want to..."

Mazel Tov, Ellen! You GO Girl!


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