Pops Would be Proud

Today is a day full of memories. Today we spend more time than usual reflecting on the good times we had with Cortney’s dad, Steve. Today it’s been three years since he left us. It’s difficult not to be sad when we remember that, but we think Steve would have been proud of us today.

Cortney took the day off work because he had the Fall Resource Fair to go to at GRCC–basically it was a tour and an opportunity to get his books and id. So there he is…books in hand, ready to start his first semester as a Computer Information Systems student! He also got his student id taken today…he is now an official card-carying Racoon Detective! Ok, GRCC calls themselves the Raiders, but they put a cartoon racoon on there, so it’s just funny. Anyway, now he can enjoy the benefits of the “student discount” at places like the movies and the gym! NICE!
I was not left out in all this educational excitement either! While Cort was out getting familiar with his new school, my official paper degree finally came in the mail! Yeah! Now I have a piece of paper that SAYS I am a smarty pants!
See…there’s MY name on that Master of Arts!
We think Steve would have been proud of my accomplishment of earning a Masters and of Cort’s new adventure as a student. It was a great way to celebrate and remember Pops!

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.