Matthew Raymond was born May 2, 2011, shortly after the time I started working on my doctoral proposal. I worked really hard, and I successfully wrote and got my first three chapters of my doctoral thesis approved by September 1, 2011. Apparently approval never happens that quickly. I conducted my doctoral study September through December 2011, while working really hard at a new job in a brand new school. After (exhaustively) finishing my first year as a full time teacher at the DASD STEM Academy, while working full time as a doctoral candidate, I finally have time to breathe this summer.
I have been active in Matt’s life throughout the past year, but having my summer with him, and spending so much quality time with him, has helped me realize something. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!
Don’t tell my wife and the other boys, but this might be the summer of Matt!