Thursday, November 17, 2005
Rose Haven at Roseburg, Oregon
Glyn - the youngest son - qualified as an Occupational Therapist in the summer by both graduating from the University of Alberta School of Rehabilitation with an OT degree and also by passing the accreditation examination for Canada. He then followed this by passing the equivalent professional entrance qualification in the US.
On Sunday, after several months of hassle and having to deal with at best a mediocre professional body in the US ("we've been trying to contact you.." - no call, no mail, no fax) he is finally en route this week-end to his new position at Rose Haven Nursing Centre in Roseburg Oregon. He will be glad to start work as a skilled professional and valued member of the team. He will be excellent and will soon settle into the professional work he loves.
Its been a long journey, not always easy.
As he packs to go - and his lady Michelle will join him after Xmas - it seems both joyous and sad. He has been living with us since May and has been an excellent house guest - quiet most of the time, helping all of the time and fun to have about - we'll miss him. But its also great to see him, after a false start with his first degree (he has a Bachelor of Physical Education as well as his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy), on the road to success - which we all know he will be.
Hope it works out. Good luck Glyn!