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Friday, May 20, 2005

My Work Here Is Done

From preemie . . .. . . to adult

Today, an independent young woman with great common sense, good organizational skills, and plenty of compassion receives one of the many available certificates of achieving young adulthood: She will receive a diploma from the State University of New York, Stony Brook for having earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. She is my daughter, Rebecca Pijanowski. In the fall, she will begin work on a master's degree in social work from SUNY–SB's School of Social Welfare. How did my premature 5-pound 5-ounce baby become a 6-foot-tall goal-oriented 22-year-old so fast? Where did the time go?


KL said...

Congratulations and WOW! your daughter goes to Suny-SB!!! That's where I go too, though I'm a doctoral student in math. :):):)...

erinberry said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to you!

hokkaidoabbey said...

Congratulations to both of you! It's amazing what a few years, little nutrition and some upbringing will do to a kid.

Katharine said...

Thanks, KL, Erinberry, and Hokkaidoabbey. You three are my nicest "commentators."

And it's really cool to know that you're at SUNY-SB, too, KL. Anyone who's good at math impresses the heck out of me, but a doctoral student . . . wow!! I'm in awe of your gray matter. I'm even more in awe of the fact that someone so very intelligent is so down to earth. :-)

Well, back to work: I still have two boys to raise into good world citizens.

Dr. Fallon said...


Let me add my own mazel tov and say "keep up the good work" with the boys.

Katharine said...

Thanks very much, Dr. Fallon, my other nicest "commentator." You can bet I'll keep everyone posted on my sons' progress.

Meg said...

I like that goal--raising kids to be good world citizens.

Your daughter is beautiful.

But I suspect your work continues, as it does for all parents.

May it pay off in your old age.


Katharine said...

Thanks, Meg. I know you're building two good world citizens yourself. Highly satisfying work, isn't it?

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