Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Brilliant Partner and Her Exciting New Situation

I am so very excited to be able to finally mention this awesome news about Juniper, the very best partner a guy could want. I can't begin to express how very lucky I am to have such a great partner, proud that such a woman wants to be with me.

And now things are even better for her. I have been rather biting my tongue wanting to congratulate her publicly. Now that she has broken her rather extended blog silence, I figure it is ok to do so. My very beautiful, fucking brilliant partner has been accepted into a PhD program. A program she was rather strenuously encouraged to apply for by her soon to be mentor. A program he wanted her in because she is so very clever that it shines.

I love Juniper so very much and am terribly excited that she has this opportunity. She deserves it, even given her minor problems earlier in her education. And she is going to excel. She is going to excel because she has my absolute support - long distance though it may be. And she is going to excel because of all the generous and outstanding support she has from so many wonderful people in the science blogosphere.

What happens to her is very important to me and what is happening now is in no small part because of the support and encouragement that so many of you have given her. Just as I cannot begin to express just how proud I am to have her in my life, I also cannot begin to express just how much I appreciate the lengths so many of you have gone through to support her. I am amazed ever day and unspeakably grateful for everything so many of you have done for her and for me as well. Both Juniper and myself have been given great opportunities because of blogging an the relationships we have developed.

Thank you all so very much for being a part of our lives.


Cath@VWXYNot? said...

You guys are the bestest internet couple I know. It warms my heart, it really does :)

Juniper Shoemaker said...

I never thanked you publicly for this post. This isn't because I failed to greatly appreciate it. This is largely because I have been depressed for so many months. Depression makes me feel as if I can't write well and shouldn't attempt it at all. (It also makes me feel many other equally cheerful things. I think you have grown to know this too well.) I had also started to give in to it, thereby becoming lazy. Well, I'm not giving in and I'm not lazy anymore. I am not the only one, after all, who suffers from depression.

We have been together now for one year and three months. Ever since we began our relationship, you have been the best and most loving of partners. I am equally proud to have such a wonderful person in my life. I hope you will forgive me for not reciprocating as I should have. I am so very sorry for my depression and the behavior that it has engendered. Please know that I am committed to making a greater effort to give you what you deserve in the future.