Two Joyous Days
Joyous Day #One
From the time she could hardly walk across the room, our daughter, Katy, had empathy for anything or anyone who was suffering. As a child her feelings were directed toward animals. As an adult, toward other humans.
It didn’t surprise me, then, that Katy has been hugely successful in her job at San Quentin. She works for a nonprofit called The Last Mile. The program teaches men how to program computers so they can get employment when they are released. The program is in seven states and so far, has zero recidivism.
Last week they had a graduation ceremony. Katy said the joy was palpable. In this photo she is second from the right shaking hands with a graduate.
Joyous Day #Two
Next Saturday Katy is getting married to a wonderful young man, Nathaniel Munger. They are being married at Nate’s grandfather’s home in Los Angeles. It will be a small ceremony with just immediate family. We are driving down on Thursday. I even bought a new suit for the occasion. Now I must find another occasion to wear it. A job interview? Going to the SF Symphony?
Full report with photos with my next blog.
13 thoughts on “Two Joyous Days”
Days of joy for sure! It sounds like once Katy made up her mind she has surged forward
at the same speed & force she once described her birth. Nathaniel is getting a wonderful
My question is where do you think Katie got all of her positive traits of helping other people, empathy on a major scale and seeking a profession that helps so many unloved children who end up incarcerated as adults? Her wonderful parents.
With much love, Larry.
I am so happy for you, Mary and Katy! Please extend my huge congrats to Katy…what a momentous moment!
Congratulations to all three of you! You have raised one spectacular daughter!!
So happy for all of you! Congratulations to Katy and Nathaniel, and now you and Mary will be even more blessed!
Two joyous occasions for her parents and for Katy. I am happy for you all and for the graduates of the San Quentin computer program!
Joyful news all the way around! We love you and look forward to wedding pictures❤️
So happy to all of you! Must be exciting inviting a new member into the family. It’s not easy raising a kid. It takes a village, BS, it takes a world of love.
great post! nice to see things to be joyful about. mazel tov!
Kudos and kisses to all involved. In addition to this may you all have many more joyous days of celebration!
Katy is a remarkable young woman. We wish her the best in marriage. And, congratulations to Mary and yourself. Good Job.
Great job Katy AND a big congratulations on the wedding!!! Can’t wait for the update. Sending love to all.