I’ve always found it exciting to watch people take the “next step” on their journey in life.
Yesterday, my wife and I got to watch our youngest daughter take one of those steps. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Mathematics.
Looking back on the last four years, I know I tried to be encouraging as she pursued her degree but when she would come home excited about what she learned in class and tried to share it with me, I usually didn’t have a clue what she was talking about.
That’s not to say those of us with History majors are lacking in the field of mathematics, but when I read her senior thesis, “Integral Enumeration Formulas: Theory and Applications,” I have to admit I didn’t even know what the title of the paper meant, let alone understand the arguments that “proved” whatever it was the title was referring to.
But she must have done something right in the last four years.
She received a Presidential Award for being the outstanding graduate in Pure Math and she’s been accepted into a doctoral program at the University of Denver where they will pay her to go to school.
Who gets paid to go to school? All I did in my college career was rack up debts.
Needless to say, my wife and I are very proud of our daughter and are looking forward to what God has for her next.