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I'm on the left, Andrew is in the middle and my partner Ed is on the right. My partner and I met in October 1993 and have been together ever since. Our son Andrew graced us with his presence on Christmas Eve 2007.

Graduation

Fatherhood Friday at Dad BlogsWell, our Jim (my partner's little brother)has graduated. It was a windy cold day in San Francisco the day of his graduation. It was held outside at a football field on San Francisco State Campus.

I was worried that Andrew would not want to sit still through the ceremony, but we were lucky that the professors kept their speeches relatively short. Jim looked fantastic in his cap and gown.












He came up to the bleachers to greet us (many of his family members attended) and he presented his brother (my partner) with a sash that is meant for parents of children that are graduating. I was so proud and I began to take a picture.











However, while I was taking a picture, Jim also presented me with on as well. I can't tell you how touched I was to get one too. I wore it proudly during the ceremony. I also got very teary eyed.












Since the economy is not all that great specifically in the job market, Jim has decided to continue on to get his masters degree.
After the ceremony we all went back to the house and ate, and ate, and ate. I even had a couple of Heineken's :D


14 comments:

Apok said...

That's awesome. You should wear the sash everyday. Maybe tuck it under your shirt, like Superman would his cape.

JonnyTam13 said...

You should use the sash to store food...and Heineken's. Congrats!

Jason said...

what an awesome day! And what an honor for Jim to give you a sash as well. Congratulations to all of you and best of luck to Jim as he furthers his education!

Bella Daddy said...

Thanks for the "positive vibes", I can see they are working already!

And man oh man, that pic of the food, made me OH SO HUNGRY!

CONGRATS!!

Gunfighter said...

Excellent. What a great experience.

ciara said...

i can definitely tell how proud you both are of jim. very sweet of him to bestow the sash on you as well. very cool that he's heading for his master's.

p.s. can i come to your house? i want to eat filipino food. maybe you can just adopt me for the day and spoil me. that would be good.

Otter Thomas said...

Congratulations to Jim. I know you are proud. Heinekens is definitley a good way to celebrate.

WeaselMomma said...

Oh, you have so much to be proud of.

Colorado Dad said...

Yup, I'd take the sash with me wherever I went! That's got some SERIOUS good mojo! Tell him congrats from Colorado!

The Devoted Dad said...

Wow- that was very awesome of Jim to give both of you a sash. You guys must be very supportive of him, what a heartfelt gesture. I bet you both are very proud of him! -Jason

birthmothertalks said...

Wow!!!

PJ Mullen said...

That is awesome Paul! And I'm with Apok, you should always wear the sash. Congrats to Jim and good luck in grad school.

surprised mom said...

Congratulations to Jim on his graduation! What a heartfelt moment it must have been to receive that sash along with his brother. The party at home looks like it was a lot of fun! (The food looks delicious, too.)

Out-Numbered said...

You're a mush and who doesn't love a couple of beers after getting a sash?

 

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