I need a little introductory story before I move on to the main point of this entry. When they were growing up, Chris and his sister Becca had a "game" where Chris would pin Becca down (usually after tickling her) and ask " Who's the master?". He would continue to hold her there until she finally admitted "You are". Apparently they are both still growing up, because they still play this game from time to time. In fact, when Becca first started communicating with us after her surgery and was able to indicate "yes" and "no" with eye blinks, Chris asked her "Becca, is Chris the master?". She blinked "yes" in reply...and we just knew she was going to be okay.
Okay...now onto the point! Yesterday we opened the front door to find a very important package....Chris' diploma for completion of his master's degree!! I know... alot of people get their master's degree, but this one has been a long time in the making. Unfortunately, when you coach basketball, it takes several months out of your calendar - so things like master's degree classes get put on hold from November until March each year. I won't say exactly how long this whole master's process took...but I will tell you that I remember being nervous that he was going to be at one of his master's classes when I went into labor with Jenna. (um...and she is 6 years old!) So...after several years, lots of classes, numerous trips to Dayton and Lima, a "few" dollars, and lots and lots of paperwork, Chris is officially "the master". CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS!! We're proud of you!!!