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-- 20 May, 2006 --

Number One Son

Number One Son
Originally uploaded by Robynls.
Since the recent graduation ceremony, I have been thinking back to when my first clever son graduated from his nursing course with an honour too.

His graduation ceremony was held on a night of the most tremendous rain storm and, of course, we were running late to get to the venue. All of the convenient parking spaces had already been taken. It is amazing how many disabled folk there are when conditions are poor. I droppped him off with The Poet close to the hall so he could practice his nursing skills getting his step-father inside while I drove away to get a space in a muddy corner that no-one else wanted.

It was worth every moment of slogging through the rain and the mud, and then waiting, patiently clapping for all the students who went before him. He was the top student in his course and received this rather stylish glass trophy for his efforts.

We celebrated with a great meal and a tasty bottle of wine at a rather smart Asian restaurant in one of Sydney's up-market suburbs.

In the years since his graduation he has been working in a retirement home where all of the oldies think that he is very special. They have just found out something that his family always knew ... he IS very special!

Posted by robynls at May 20, 2006 4:05 PM

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You must be soooo proud. What handsome boys (oops men) you have for sons!

Posted by: lindsay at May 20, 2006 10:51 PM

Two good looking sons! Wow! :-)

Posted by: Linda at May 21, 2006 6:26 AM

Kind and gentle people enjoy the nursing field. But you already know that. :-)

Posted by: Bonnie at May 21, 2006 10:16 AM

Takes me back with joyful thoughts of some of the very special nurses I have had.

My thoughts are that to be a nurse one must be "called" to do so. My thought.

Posted by: Denver doug at May 21, 2006 2:27 PM

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