Tonight I rushed out of work to attend Molly’s graduation at Boston University. She is officially a midwive. As usual we were late to the event, but we were not as worried since we imagined a very big graduation. Wrong! There were only five women graduating, small private room with dinner buffet-style. Everyone, I mean everyone saw walk by the glass door after door as we walked through the hallway in order to get in through the back. Oh well, let’s blame it on Briana.
I have to say, it was a very neat ceremony, very relaxed, shorter than most, and with real special meaning. When I graduated, I felt it was too much celebrating for so little work, especially after knowing how hard it was for Molly to finish her school. She had eight-hour long exams, worked day and night at the hospital, it was truly exhausting. These five women are very special, because now I know how hard of a job they have. The stamina, skill, patience, love, and hands to deliver a child are not easily found in individuals. They are really special. We had Molly and a classmate during Briana’s birth, and her friend did look like a student, Molly seemed to have done this her whole life. We took plenty of pictures, and met her friends and family. I felt very proud of what she had done, and what she will be doing.
Briana was an angel. Everyone carried her and she did not even opened her eyes. She is good. If she keeps this up, we will take her to so many places. Now, she did get hungry, and Alejandra fed her right there in the room (people had already started to leave), basically after feeding and changing in the room we were the last ones to leave the place.
Tomorrow we are going to Connecticut to visit Juan, Stephanie, Chris, Michelle and the rest of our friends from Waterbury Christian Fellowship, our previous church. Good Night.
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