My brother, the lawyer
74. Attend my brother’s law school graduation.
I spent the last four days in Miami. Le sigh. I have never been a big fan of Florida, but this was the best mini-vacation I have ever had. Part of the reason for that, though, was all the time I got to spend with my brother AND the fact that he graduated with his law degree (J.D.).
This was not an easy road. For the past three (plus) years, my brother has suffered from daily migraines and accompanying nausea, making it nearly impossible for him to ever study for more than 20-30 minutes at a time (something, oh, just vaguely necessary in law school). Sometimes it was even difficult to just get out of bed. So, taking all of that into account, it is remarkably amazing that he was able to complete his law degree. If you know me well, it is practically unnecessary to tell you that I cried through the graduation. I think what my brother accomplished is greater than anything I will ever do. I am so incredibly proud of him.
Next up: he spends the next two months studying, moves back to NJ sometime in July, and takes the NJ Bar Exam sometime near the end of July. Of course, that is any hopeful lawyer’s last big hurdle, and it’s no walk in the park, for sure, but I have all the faith in the world in my brother.
And now, I am exhausted. It has been a long first day back home (oil change, laundry, no time for a nap) and I must go back to work in the morning. Oh, Miami, how I miss your warm air and cool breezes right now.