Wednesday, May 11, 2011

~THE SCHOOL BELL IS FINALLY RINGING~

~LAST MONTH IN ARIZONA~

If you've followed this little bloggie of mine for any length of time at all then you may remember a POST I did about my hubby back in August of last year.  At that time together we had finally made an important decision that would greatly affect both of our lives...a past wrong was finally going to be set right...
 ~MY HUBBY WHEN I MET HIM~
(Yearbook Photo 1977)
 ~WHEN MY HUBBY MET ME~
(Yearbook Photo 1977)
 ~SNU CORALE~
(Choir Yearbook Photo 1977)
 
 ~MALE CHOIR HUNK~
(He has a BEAUTIFUL Baritone Voice!)

I hope if you missed it you'll take the time to go back and read it.
 ~KEEPER OF MY HEART~

I hope it will be nothing less than inspiring to those of you who have an inkling of regret over past choices and how it IS possible to set some of our old "wrongs" back on a path of  "rightness".
 ~1977 YEARBOOK~

After lots of delays in school scheduling (on the University's part!) my Mr. AGPMan will start classes this Thursday.  I'm filled with great emotion and pride as I watch the man of my dreams finally begin a yearlong course of study that will finally lead to his college degree.  Unbelievably, my daughter, Adrienne, along with her beloved daddy, will graduate the same year...

This day has been a long-time coming...a thirty-three year journey of discovery, truth and perseverance.  As much as I know one can never actually go back and live past days over again I am a firm believer in finishing what we start...

Today I'm thanking God for the chance~
And, for His grace...and mercy...and love!!!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him 
and He WILL make your paths straight."

Proverbs 3:5-6

Love to you this stormy Oklahoma day...

22 comments:

stefanie said...

that is sooooooo great!!!! wish him lots of luck!

Nancy said...

Rebecca,
I'm so happy for your hubby...and for you, too! And I love the current picture of you two. You're a beautiful couple!

Hugs,
Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations, what an accomplishment this will be for both of you!

Carol

Anonymous said...

WELL I JUST LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR CUT... LOVE IT. SUITS YOU TO A "T".. I ALSO LOVE YOUR REDO ON THE NEW DOOR AND WINDOWS... BOY YOUR MR. MAN JUST GOT THEM DONE IN TIME.. WITH HIM GOING BACK TO HIS STUDIES... IT IS FUNNY(WELL NOT) THAT HE WILL GRADUATE WITH THE DAUGHTER... WHAT AN EXCITING DAY YOU WILL HAVE ON THAT DAY... HAVE A GOOD NIGHT... GLAD YOUR BACK FROM THE GET AWAY.. MISSED YOU... GOD BLESS LOHOMA

Rita said...

How very exciting and thrilling for the both of you. It is so hard to have regrets, but now you can put them to rest. I wish hubby the very best as he finishes and we want to "see" him walk across that stage, so be sure and get pictures! Congratulations to the both of you. I love the picture of you guys!

Karen said...

I think that this is just AWESOME! Congratulations! Now don't you go distracting him when he has homework to do!
:) HUGS! Karen

Pam Traskos said...

Rebecca, Your hubby has so much courage, I wish him well on this new journey. With you and God beside him he's going to soar! Sweet pictures!
Hugs, Pam

Linda said...

That is so great Rebecca!

I am happy for him. And I know that he will do well with you rooting him on! (:>)

I am so glad you had your nice trip together. Those get aways are special, and I'm sure you made memories to last a lifetime.

Blessings to you and your man!

Linda

Theresa said...

I DO remember that story and I am extremely proud for all of you! I know that he is so happy to be completing this part of his unfinished journey!

BIG HUGS and continued prayers!

Mr AGP said...

Thank you baby for this wonderful post. I hope I do you proud in school and I hope I can keep up. As long as they can still teach old dogs new tricks I guess I will be OK. Thank you for your encouragement and for helping me to take on this task. I can't wait to be done and be able to switch to a programming job. Even though I enjoy my networking job I am ready to finally do what I have always really wanted to do. Gee, computers and programs have changed a bit since I started in '75. I remember we had to test our programs a 6am because there was only one computer on campus and at 8 it was in use by administration. We had to get there early SO WE HAD TIME TO PUNCH THE CARDS!!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Then we could run and test our program. Good ole FORTRAN code and our calculators in the Math and Science building were huge and were all connected to a mainframe in the basement. Oh my what changes we have seen. Well have to go now, I already have an assignment I have to have done before the first night of class.

HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!

Love you,

me

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I remember the story and was just thinking about it not too long ago. I think this is wonderful. How amazing and what fun that daddy and daughter will be graduating at the same time. Some things are meant to be.

I contemplated getting into law school but honestly R, I am tired and want to retire from my FT job soon and move onto other things and the intensity of law school does not excite me. The Law excites me but not the school part. And you know what, I have no regrets. God has blessed me in countless ways and that is all that matters in my heart.

Give him my congratulations. I think it is wonderful.
Hugs, Sue

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm wishing him the very best, too! How exciting! I know your daughter is pleased, too! I'm happy for your sweet family! ♥

Vintage Gal said...

Rebecca ~ how proud you must be and how proud he must be of himself. What a wonderful step in taking back his life. Thank the Lord. He will be walking every step with your hubby ;-)

sonya said...

Dear Rebecca,
I am so happy for both of you! And excited too. What a dream to come true. Praying for you both.
Love,
Sonya

NanaDiana said...

I am so proud of him and YOU for standing by and allowing this to take place-encouraging it actually. Too often mates hold each other back for selfish reasons. You are the best---but you have the best!

I don't know if I ever told you, or not, but your MrAGMan looks enough like my hubby's best friend to be his brother! So, I always smile when I see him and think of Mike (the friend). Hugs-Diana

Ann said...

I waited 9 yrs before I went back for my MBA. It was strange being in school after I was a manager with good pay - now I had no job, status or excess $. In my fiance class I could not read to board - had to get bifoculs! Then one day in another class I was bored, bored, bored and I fell asleep in class. I just wanted out of there and back into the work force. But on graduation day, when I was hooded, I felt sooooooo proud, the picture I have shows me smiling from ear to ear. It is worth every pain endured....the MBA has opened many more doors with excellent companies. So hang in there Mr. APG - it is so worth it.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Good luck to your hubby...You guys met the year i was born hehehe too funny....Hugs....

Anonymous said...

Great news, Rebecca, that Steve has begun his studies to finish his
college degree...I know you are "the wind beneath his wings" as he starts this last step of getting that desired degree!! It will be so satisfying to him to finish, and with his daughter at that!!...what a celebtation that will call for!!!
No one else has told you this on Comments, but....I have always thought your Mr.AGPMan was such a "hunk" (as we used to call guys like that!)when I look at his "young days" pictures that I can see why you were so eager to make him your own!! :0) He still is, and you two make a beautiful couple.....and I have children older than the two of you so I am allowed to be bold enough to tell you this!! LOL
Good luck with the new things coming up in your lives and the best of luck,
Hugs and love, Francy

Rebecca said...

I'm sorry...I don't know WHERE all your comments went regarding my guy returning to school. :( I hope they will come back!

xoRebecca

ANGIE said...

Rebecca, this is such a sweet post, showing us that it's never too late to learn. I did finally get my two missing posts back, but the comments are gone too.

Anyway, I'm happy to add my congratulations to your husband and daughter for pursuing their degrees together.

Wishing you a wonderful week,
Angie

Patti said...

What a sweet post, Rebecca. I am rejoicing with you that Mr. AGP Man will finally be getting that long-awaited college degree. and how exciting that he and your sweet girl will be graduating together.

My very best to him as he begins this new chapter in his life.

Love,
Patti

Charlene said...

Good for him!!!! Such a sweet story & thank you for sharing the uplifting message of keep on keeping on! In today's world of instant gratification it is so special to see long time dreams met & appreciated. HUGS!
Charlene

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