A lot of people gave us their brutally honest opinion that law school would kill our marriage. Today, we can happily look at one another and disagree. Law school, and the many challenges that have come with it, have only made our marriage stronger. Together, we had a lot of fun taking on a big challenge called law school. While I’m so proud of you for finishing, and so impressed with how well you did, I’m most thankful for God’s good grace and provisions through each semester you were at Davis…from the friends who loved us in generous ways, and the family who understood when we didn’t have the money to visit as much as we might have liked to. From how He provided work for me, and the blessings of a church home– to the ways he has strengthened our faith as we’ve waited for the next step.
Today is your day. Today is my day. Most importantly, today is our day. While it feels so good to see you walk across that stage, with your scholarly robe and big smile, I’m most proud of the little choices we made over the last three years to love each other well. Those steps are what brought us to this moment–and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
So, today I raise my glass of sangria to you, and I toast to simple choices, to hard work, to generous friends, to loving family, to a job you love, and to the people who you will someday serve. I love you.