Thursday, April 16, 2009

the fine line

Showy blog posts and Christmas cards are not my favorite thing. And that's probably putting it mildly. (Not to worry; I'm talking in generalities here. Not about you.)

However, I am Scott's biggest cheerleader. It's what I signed up to do, and I take that part of the job pretty seriously. If he is to believe he can do great things, it will be because I had to tell him so a half-million times. I know this about him; I love this about him; and thus I share some happy news.

My words may border on braggy, and for that, I apologize. Profusely. However, the greater obligation is to my husband, who deserves to feel the full weight of my admiration and adoration. And that of his accomplishment.

Scott found out he received one of only two Ellis Mathes Scholarships today. He competed against many other students from Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada who are also pursuing public transportation careers. (Scott actually completed the application, which required three pages explaining his career and academic objectives, work experience, academic records and financial need, while on the plane home from Zacatecas. Talk about a productive use of time.)

And here's the cool part: the $2,000. Okay, yes, that's cool. Given.



But also, he is invited to the ITE Intermountain Section Annual Meeting in Jackson, Wyoming, where his award will be formally announced. He even gets another $200 for travel expenses! May 16, 2009 will be a proud day for this wife!

(And also probably a lonely day, as the travel expenses will likely not provide for two of us. But we'll hope. And wait and see.)

We give thanks to our Heavenly Father, who saw fit to reward and bless Scott for his endeavors these past two semesters of Grad School. It is always humbling and lovely to know he is there, so anxious to bless our lives, even in our flimsy and faltering fallen state.

12 comments:

Carina said...

Congratulations, Scott! That's awesome! And way to be so supportive, Mickelle! I'm glad the Lord is blessing you, too. =)

Amanda said...

Good job, Scott! And, YES, Mickelle, you ARE his biggest cheerleader. When we were sealed, the sealer counseled me to brag about my husband. I try to follow that counsel every opportunity I get! :) And, I try to make sure Ryan hears about it--makes him feel like a million bucks. And, he lives up to my brags. Telling what your husband has accomplished with the talents Heavenly Father has blessed him with is a wonderful way to show your love for your hubby (and your gratitude to Heavenly Father). So, keep up the sharing!

Nicole said...

Hurray for Scott! Sounds like your family has been blessed financally lately. How nice!

Shara said...

Horray!! Yes I know I misspelled that, but I prefer Horray with an O instead of a U. :) Congrats to Scott!! That's so great! I agree being the #1 cheerleader is our job (or most important job!). I've often said, I may not be a great artist, musician, athlete, student, etc. . . but my talent is to be a #1 cheerleader :D (I think that's the best talent)

Kimmel Tippets said...

That is so awesome! I am so glad you post things like this on the blog because otherwise I would never know...and I'm family! You should be proud and I'm so glad that you are showering him with adoration and love because I know he appreciates it. You guys have been truly blessed!

Grandma Cheryl said...

Congratulations Scott! That is so cool. I am proud of your effort to finish school, not an easy task these days. I hope you are also rewarded with a great job!
Cheryl

Josh said...

Um, that is totally awesome! Congrats to both of you!

Missy said...

Yeah for Scott. That is awesome. Did you know that Jackson is 4+ miles from Casper??? Sadly it out fo the way from Provo.

The Hulls said...

Congrats Scott! Mickelle, you're totally allowed to brag about your hubby! Silly thing!!

Grace said...

congratulations to Scott! That's great. You have every reason to be proud of him Mickelle!

JEREMY AND SARAHLYNN said...

Thanks for sharing this miracle with us, Mickelle!! Congrats to Scott, he is such a hard worker! What a great blessing.

And thanks for the nice comments you gave me on my last post. :-)

Laura said...

Congrats to Scott! What a blessing it is to get a scholarship!