The Man received his certificate this morning, and he is officially
Finished his 3 year Spiritual Direction course.
Don't know if this means anything for his or our future, but for now at least,
It means he can relax.
And when he relaxes he's quite a different person.
I'm really glad I was able to be here for the graduation, and to get a glimpse of the Chicago he's been getting familiar with for the past 10 years,
But I'm even more glad that I can look forward to some real down time when we get home.
After one more Sunday, he's booked a few weeks holidays.
No plans yet, really, but after the Spring and Summer we've had so far, I think a few days of just sitting on the porch swing with a cold drink are in order. And would be completely satisfying.
The relief at being done is almost palpable.
Both Randall and Linea, (who were in the same class) have crashed this afternoon; and Leo and I, (who came to cheer for them) likewise caught up on our long travelling day.
Three fun-filled days are in the works, and then home by Thursday night.
But it feels good for him to be done.