Monday, May 18, 2009

Matthew L. Fryar, J.D.

Yeah - that's right... I've got letters after my name! I graduated law school on Saturday, and I have had a feeling of complete and total contentedness ever Dean Nance handed me my diploma. I did it! After 20 years of education, the last three of which were particularly challenging and enjoyable, I have received a juris doctorate. When I started undergrad seven years ago, I thought I was going to be an agri teacher... I never imagined the path my life would take.

I, of course, could not have done it without the help of my family and friends - particularly:
  • Cori - who listened to me work through my frustrations, fears, worries, stresses, and anxieties, and who also shared with me the joys and rewards of the last three years.
  • Mom - who helped me study for nearly every final over the last three years, and who always answered her phone when I needed reassurance that I was, in fact, in the right place.
  • Dad - who helped to support me financially and, even more importantly, morally - just knowing that he was proud of me made it all possible.
  • Mary Claire - who was my best "law school friend," and who I will miss terribly when she moves to D.C.
  • Auntie Sherial - who encouraged me to consider law school in the first place.

In words from the 100th episode of Grey's Anatomy: "Today my life begins." That's exactly how I felt on Saturday afternoon... I have a beautiful and supportive wife who loves me and whom I love; I have a crazy and adorable puppy; I have a child on the way; I am buying a house; I have a law degree; I have a job. Today my life begins.................... And I think it's going to be amazing!


Fryar Family said...

The words a mother longs to hear - that her child is happy. Thank you and I love you!


Cori said...

Sweetheart, I am so proud of you! Our life is beginning, and it excites me so much! I love you more than words can say!

Jennifer said...

aww i like this post. and i like your quote/commentary.

resorting to reading your blog b/c i feel like i haven't talked to you two recently enough!!! miss you both, and am so excited for all the wonderful events you are going through in your lives!!!

Mischelle Coston said...

Let the fun begin!