Thursday, May 11, 2006

He's Got a Ticket to Ride

This summer Jamie has won two scholarship opportunities. The first one is a Catholic writer's conference in New Jersey. The second one is through the National Endowment for the Humanities to go study William Butler Yeats (not John Keats!) in Galway, Ireland. While I'm excited and proud of him it means that he will be away for a long time--relatively speaking in the life of an infant. He will miss an entire month of Stella. She could be potty trained when he returns.

The fact that he earned both of these opportunities this summer is one of those funny timing things. He's applied every summer since we've been married (which, gosh, is SO LONG--two years!) and wasn't previously accepted.

Because of Jamie's academic tendencies, these opportunities will be good for him in the long run. However, he's going to miss his first real Father's Day. And, people, he's a good father. When Stella sees him her face lights up.


Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh, so cute! FA Cindy

Anonymous said...

This is a great photo.

Anonymous said...

Every great father had a great mother!

Doctor Naughty said...

James Nicholas - a scholar and a gentleman! Congrats!