Earlier this week I received my graduation certificate from Fidelco for completion of my training with Uschi:

Fidelco graduation certificate; reads: "This certifies that Cynthia Otty & 'Uschi' have satisfactorily completed the course of instruction with Fidelco's Jason Stankoski and is hereby entitled to this diploma presented April 10, 2012."

I can only assume that I’ve only just now received this “diploma” after such a lengthy wait because I didn’t attend last year’s walkathon and thus was not present for the graduation ceremony at the banquet as I was with Yara back in 2008. Of course, I generally think of my partnership anniversaries to be the date I’ve first been introduced with my guide dogs so I’m not really concerned with the delay. Frankly, I wasn’t even sure that I was going to ever have a certificate and thought they might be merely a part of the ceremony itself however informal they may seem.

However, I must admit that it does boggle my mind to realize that Uschi and I have been partnered for almost a year-and-a-half already. The time has truly flown by!

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