Tony, MSMFT: Fuller Seminary 2010 Graduation

This is delayed due to us leaving on vacation soon after this event… but 2 weeks ago, my husband Tony graduated from Fuller with his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I couldn’t be more proud of him and all he has learned in the past two years. I am not sure how he managed to take so many classes, do well in class, and counsel clients more than 600 hours in the past year alone. In the midst of a demanding program, he has also made our own marriage and time together a high priority… It hasn’t been easy on either of us and there were a lot of emotions for us as he walked across the stage and received his diploma holder. For me, the walk across the stage made me:

1) so proud of who he is, how hard he has worked, and how he genuinely cares for others.

2) relieved that I no longer bear the responsibility for working and being a temporary ‘breadwinner.’

3) excited for the freedom we feel from being done with his schooling…. and the possibilities that lie ahead.

4) anticipating evenings and weekends together that include more time with people we love and time exploring more of Southern California.

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Thanks to our friend Matt for capturing this picture from the front row:

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Below are two of the lifelong friends and now colleagues who helped Tony survive the two years of an intense program:

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I like to think that I helped Tony conceptualize what he was learning about marriage and family therapy… =) At the least, I gave him field experience.

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