Tenaciousness. What a great quality. Staying with something until you see it through. Now I'm sure my friend was derailed a time or two, but for as long as I have known her, she has been "in school". When she puts her mind to something, she keeps at it until she has her success. Such fun this celebration; where her husband gathered her closest friends who always supported her, to treat us to a night out beach side, for a scrumptious dinner and wine.
For the toast to his wife of 5 years, her husband said "many people say they are going to do something and then never do it; I have learned when my wife says she wants something, not to doubt her." Her next goal, studying and sitting for her CPA exams which need to be completed within 18 months...I have no doubt she will diligently work toward this goal as well.
Speaking of graduations...today was May's graduation for Canine Companions for Independence. And 5 teams graduated in Oceanside.
Jim turned-in his boy, 3rd puppy Napal for Advanced Training. Friend Nancy turned-in her first pup Columba...many tears as these fur kids leave their puppy raiser families of 14-16 months, to go on to doggie college for their advanced training in preparation for their potential life as a service dog.
I took little Miss Francie. She was a squirmy muffin and seemed to think every applause was her fans. Finally she settled in, teething on a bone from my "bag of tricks".