Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good News!

Our family has been agonizing over where SG1 and her wife, The Beloved would wind up living after graduation from Mount Holyoke in May, 2009.

The worries have been many: my daughter and her fiance were married in California just a few days prior to the passage of Prop 8. Her wife, S.W. aka "The Beloved" is a CA citizen who has been studying at Mount Holyoke for four years along-side my daughter. The couple had decided that SG2 will take a one-year break before graduate school to mentally adjust to the challenge of applying to a joint Masters/Phd program. S.W. went ahead and applied to several universities in the state of Calfornia, her first choice being UC-Santa Barbara.

Their marriage is now considered invalid, which presents several challenges, not the least of them is graduate housing for couples as well as health insurance. SG1 is a bipolar individual who can only do well when on the correct medications - especially in light of the path she has chosen of pursuing academics the way she has. We've worried about housing options for our daughter and DIL, about whether SG1 will be able to find employment for a year before enrolling in her own Masters/Phd program.

Today, S.W. , who just returned from a visit to her parents home in Sacramento yesterday, recieved the excellent news that she'd been accepted to UC-Santa Barbara, in the newly created Department of Feminist Studies! The couple is giddy beyond belief. One hurtle has been mastered on the way to their west coast future!

I'm so incredibly happy for S.W. She's a brilliant, loving young woman who adores my daughter and strives to make her happy. I feel very proud and lucky to have her as my daughter-in-law.

There are still more hoops to jump through, though at least they know exactly where they're moving; assuming the university offers S.W. a good package. We're keeping our fingers crossed while awaiting the details.

By the way it's 61ºF / 16ºC, right now. The weather there will suit SG1 very, very well!

My lovely daughter-in-law

15 comments:

  1. congratulations to your darling daughter in law...I bet you think of her as your daughter? :)

    it's so cool they will be in SB as it's so lovely there and rather expensive, I might add, but where there's a will, there's a way...I think prop 8 will be overturned but don't know how long it will take...I heard somewhere that was Obama's intention but have no idea how that works ... politics bore me I must admit, for the most part..

    I am glad they are so happy and everything is working in their favor so far....you must be thrilled and now you will have an excuse to visit! how cool is that??

    blessings to you...happy to see how lovely the weather has become there after all those snow pics!

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  2. Very good news! I wish them well.

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  3. ahhhhh some good news, woo hoo!!

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  4. That's a great picture of your DIL: the glasses really suit her!

    Congrats to the two of them. :-)

    [I assume, Gina, that where you said "SG2" in the above story, you meant "SG1"?]

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  5. JCF: thank you for catching that. You are nothing if not thorough. I get my kids' name mixed up all the time.

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  6. Congratulations! I, too, wish them both the very best of everything and hold good thoughts for them. They're both just beautiful!

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  7. I wish them well too, nothing like having a wonderful DIL :d

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  8. This was wonderful news! And as you said, "One hurdle at a time," or something to that effect.

    Plus, hey, now we have a reason to visit the West Coast! :)

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  9. Simply great news for the lovely couple!! SB is incredible! They will love it! And if they ever want to come out to the desert for a different kind of sand, send them out to visit Pair-O-Dykes ranch! LOL
    I'm soooo pleased we've met, PS! Here's our Prop 8 story, if you're interested: http://thornesworld.blogspot.com/2008/11/only-good-fridays-3.html
    xoxo!

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  10. Congrats to your DIL! She's beautiful! I wish the very best in the world for the happy loving couple. I hope that silly Prop 8 thing you have over there is overturned. Geez, what century are we living in? Unbelievable to think there are still so many ignorant foolish folk in the world. I'm sure your daughter & her partner will have a happy future together. They certainly have a great start with all of your love & support :)

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  11. congrats to all!!! i read a bit this am that prop 8 will likely fail. here's to hoping it's a temporary setback in that regard :)

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  12. i think it's great!


    and warm helps!

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  13. Great news and Congrats!!!)! I know you guys must be so proud of her too!!! My memory is going, so forgive me but is Dearly Beloved your D-I-L?) Anyway, she is just gorgeous too! Also, FYI, I love her yellow scarf! I have a scarf that looks just like hers except mine is maroon and I wear it everywhere! I sure do like her Style!!!

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