It's amazing how fast the turnaround was. They received my dissertation on Monday and today I had a response from my first and main reader. I was not sure I wanted to open it and read it. Below is the correspondence from Dr. Larsen,
"Your initial draft is in hand - I love it! You have done a great job! There are of course matters we want to discuss in the oral defense. Dale, the form editor, will have some suggestions for your final draft; we will need to talk about the length. Thanks, by the way, for the reference list. We will now wait for Dr. Wayne Johnson's reaction - we will be patient because he has done very few of these. But you should be hearing from us fairly soon. Again, praise God. I am very pleased with what you have done. Yours as ever in Christ who is our hope, David L. Larsen Isa 54:10"
WOW! I couldn't believe what I was reading. He was writing about my writing. How cool and praise God. I know there will be corrections and I was about 110 pages too long, but some of the appendecies can be cut. For now ... a big deep sigh of relief.