Friday, April 18, 2008

Tears of Joy

I now have a very intimate connection to this scripture:


John 16:20
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Here is the name of my husband on the list of those who passed the TN Bar.


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SHAHERYAR SHER GILL
JENNIFER LAUREN GILLIS
AUTUMN LYNNE GILLMORE
REBECCA BISSON GOBER
LEGRAND GOLD
ANTHONY BRADLEY GRAY
ANTHONY NICHOLAS GRECO
DOUGLAS SCOTT GRISWOLD
SAMANTHA KAY GROSLAND
JORDAN MITCHELL GWIAZDON


Here is the picture of me in the car, driving with my knee, talking on my cell phone, crying tears of relief and joy, while simulatenously capturing the moment for my blog.


P.S. I am seriously considering re-naming my blog to "My Life in My Minivan"

25 comments:

Sheila said...

Yipeeeeee!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
I bet that makes your day... week... year!
toodles, Sheila

Mia said...

That is fantastic news!!! We are so happy for you guys :)

Yvonne said...

THAT IS WONDERFUL. Congratulations to LG. I am so happy for all of you!

Laura said...

CONGRAT!!!! YEEEAAAAHHHH! WE should have a party!

Anonymous said...

congratulations! It was worth all the hardship to get here.

The Mama Hood said...

Congrats! I can't wait to have this same moment in a few years! Woo HOO!! Get some steaks on the grill!! I am so excited for your family!!
What a wonderful blessing!

Lori said...

Congrats to your entire family!

Amy Niebuhr said...

I don't know if I'm more proud of LeGrand passing the bar or of you driving while talking on your phone and taking a picture at the same time? What a talented family you are. I guess maybe LeGrand's accomplishment is greater than yours!! Love ya!!

Cynthia said...

How totally great and wonderful.

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!11

Rita said...

YIPPPPEEEE!!! I am so darn excited for all of you!!! Please be sure to give LG our congrats. We are really just thrilled for you all!

Chantay Young said...

CONGRATULATIONS GOLD FAMILY!!!! Way to go LG!

Lindsey Diane Rose said...

Congratulations LG! That is very exciting. Now life as a lawyer can begin for real! YAAAA!

Chrys said...

Alice, I feel like I am crying right along with you! OH my heck woman! you are going to run off the road one of these days. I so felt your pain, sorrow and joy and excitement just by looking into your eyes. It flashed me back 10 years ago when my dh graduated! He did so well. He made deans list and would have been cumlaude, yeah can you tell I only had one year of college? Anyway, had we not had a baby his last year of school. It was so hard on us. WE were so poor and had babies to feed and bills to pay. But, he worked 60 to 80 hours a day and took 18 credits in 3 days a week of school. ( I couldn't work with bed rest and then if I had with 2 kids, my measley check would have only left us with $25 left over after paying child care) When we could see the light at the end of the tunnel it was so overwhelming and sweet! We set our goals high. We knew we wanted to be hired by one of the top accounting firms in the world. With that took dedication, perserverance, faith, and prayer.
Your family will be so richly blessed even more so. It will be all worth it! Just keep God first and all else will follow. What type of lawyer is he?

Lori said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Yes! Let your real grown-up life begin!

Marilyn said...

Hooray! Congratulations for you guys.

Meg said...

Hooray! Except for we weren't one of the calls to hear it. We had to read it on your blog.

Renee said...

That's great. I know how stressful these times can be and seriously feel relief for you.

Be careful Alice!

Kathy said...

WOO HOO!!! Congrats!! I think maybe you should be careful when you drive though...I agree with your MIL :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby!! I can't imagine the sacrifices you have made leading up to this!!

Copeland Family said...

Congratulations to LG! Laura is right, we should definitely have a party...the Spring Picnic doesn't count.
Did you ever think maybe you should pull over to the side of the road instead of DRIVING, crying, talking, and photographing? No? I'm sure I wouldn't have either!
LG told me today at church that now it's on to Step 2-whatever that is! (His words)

a wynn wynn situation said...

Woo Hoo!! That is awesome... although I would rather he pass the UT bar and you move back into our neighborhood!
Knee driving...really?

adrienne said...

AWESOME!!! When things like this happen I always think back when my mom wold say to me "and this too shall pass." I can imagine how hard and so fulfilling. Now-on to the next chapter in your lives! YEAH!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Congratulations, LG! That is so exciting and totally worth shedding tears of joy over! So happy for all of you!

Terry said...

Hooray! Thats great! Congratulations. Wow, Legrand Gold, that is one distinguished sounding name. His name just says he will accomplish things. Way to go!

The Motherboard said...

Congrats again to you! My husband passed the bar back in the day when you had to WAIT for the test results in the mail... they sent them to our old address. He actually called the post office to find them, have them pull them out, drove 45 miles to said post office... and when he saw that he passed jumped up and down screaming in said post office.

It is a good feeling. Isn't it!
Congrats again! Let real life begin!