So, I'm sure you all don't remember my intro, there are a lot of people to keep track of. To keep a long story short, my husband has incurable metastatic cancer. He had to drop out of school, and his whole life at this point consists of going to doctors appointments, and infusion appointments, with the rare visit to the ER sprinkled in.
Last week I sent an e-mail on the down-low to the dean of his school and asked if there was nay way to receive a waiver for his final course so he could earn his degree. This is something that the dean had never heard of, and things didn't look hopeful (which is why I didn't tell him that I was going to send this). Well anywho, I just got an e-mail back this morning and they are waiving the final credits and granting his degree!!! Earning this degree and teaching has been the biggest dream of his life, and although he is not going to be able to teach, he will have completed his degree! I have spent the past 2 or so hours in tears, trying to figure out how to tell him. They will award his degree in 10 days or so, and I had already gotten the frame for his degree (it matches all of our other diploma frames). I'm going to wrap the diploma and give it to him, but I figure there ought to be some other things I can do to make this special. We never really celebrated when he finished his associates or bachelors degree, and as this is his master's degree and his final degree I feel like I should do something more.
I know, I'm rambling, but I'm just so happy. This is some of the best news we've received all year, besides the baby. Anyone have any ideas for me?