Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Graduation Day Part 1
It became quite clear that Maura would not attend graduation this coming Saturday at Sam. The party and moonwalk are also cancelled.
But Sam Houston State University is amazing, and especially amazing are some of the faculty and administration of the Department of Music. They brought graduation to Maura, complete with cap and gown and honor cord, processional and Pomp and Circumstance, faculty and admin in regalia, a commencement speaker, conferring the degree of Bachelor of Music, her framed diploma, and a choir song to close. It was the best graduation ceremony I have ever attended. And it was one of the happiest moments of my life to see the outpouring of love and support from so many. I didn't count, but it looked like about 30 people who crowded into Maura's hospital room and spilled over into the hallway, not to mention the hospital staff who came to witness the event. Maura was very happy and said so many times.
And then we got into trouble. A few minutes ago a hospital administrator walked into our room and read us the riot act about visitation policies. I need to learn how to curse.
Please pray for all of us as we go through some difficult days. God is gracious and kind. We plainly see how much Maura is loved by so many.