Sunday, December 11, 2016

Kris Kinder Absence--Family First

This is the time of the year I usually go to Calontir's Kris Kinder event. What's not to love? So much holiday spirit and shopping to enjoy.


Nan receiving her degree.
This year I celebrated something more exciting and important. Something in the works for three years. Yesterday, my daughter graduated as a Nurse Anesthetist.

It has been a long haul for Nan and the whole family. She's studied hundreds of hours, written a senior research project, provided hours of free clinical work, traveled to distant clinics...all of this with two grade-school children. I'm over-the-moon proud of her.

The family has provided 20 months of child care, room-and-board, and emotional support. Nurturing and love abounding.

Nan will have a major test to take before she's certified and can be employed as a CRNA. That will happen early next year. Even so, her graduation is a milestone completed. A major accomplishment for the whole family.

Calontir is like family, but it is not as important as the closest person in my life. Kris Kinder will happen next year. I'll find the perfect gift then. This year I celebrated something bigger, something that happens once in a lifetime.


Related Prior Post: 
Shopping and Merriment at Kris Kinder 2015
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