Our daughter, Danielle with Derek's wife Beth and Mason
Our nephew, Derek is moving to Oregon to study for his Doctorate in Psychology. It's an amazing story because Derek has dyslexia. He struggles to read. However, with new technology that scans his books and a program that reads it all back to him, he can study and learn and pass his classes. His Mom and Dad have been a huge support over the years assisting him in writing his papers and studying for tests. Now his wife, Beth (who is herself studying to be a pharmacist) encourages him endlessly and studies with him into the early morning hours and helps him write his papers. I am so proud of Derek for his accomplishments and being so persistant in his dream to get this degree. He applied to many schools over the last 2 years and was always denied entry because he could not pass a mandatory written test.
He is the nicest person you would ever want to meet and is a joy to be around. Beth is his perfect mate and she knew it when she first met him and told her friend that she was going to marry that boy!
We are celebrating tonight as Derek heads to Oregon State to continue his pursuit of his Doctorate. Beth will join him shortly as she has her last set of internships to complete and she will be a full fledged pharmacist. So keep them in your prayers as they go through this time of separation and excitement for the next chapter in their lives.