Quote of the Day - You know from past experiences that whenever you have been driven to the wall, or thought you were, you have extricated yourself in a way which you never would have dreamed possible had you not been put to the test. The trouble is that in your everyday life you don't go deep enough to tap the divine mind within you.
Regular readers will remember an occasional contributor to MIPTC some time ago: my oldest son, Michel Ayer. He started to post here as he entered law school at the University of Iowa nearly four years ago now, but as he became immersed in law and a companion Masters degree in Urban & Regional Planning, the posts dwindled down to virtually nothing. Rightfully so since he needed to concentrate on his studies, and as anyone in two graduate programs at once will likely tell you, "No kidding, Sherlock."
For awhile, we were one of the Internet's only father/son blogging teams as lawyer and law student <buttons popping>.
I was proud to attend Michel's graduation ceremony earllier this spring at Iowa, now his and my alma mater. Then over the Summer, I got to sit back and reminisce about Bar Review classes as Michel studied away in Arizona, his new home with his lovely wife Stacy. The Bar Exam came and went, and as with all of us lawyers who went through the same waiting period, self-doubt and confidence over the results waxed and waned almost as surely as the moon has phases, heightened especially by his new position as a first-year associate for Qualres & Brady in Phoenix this fall, sans the pending "Esq." after his name.
I received a brief email today to the effect that Michel got his bar results and passed, saying the Arizona Bar had accepted his application. As most lawyers will remember, it's a time when a mixture of pride, relief, joy and some trepidation at the road ahead swirl about.
But mostly joy and pride.
More so for Dad, I think. Congratulations to the newest (and only other) lawyer in this family.