My folks made it in as well to celebrate with all if us. Another great blessing!
Walking with all the other graduates was very surreal. I did my best to keep it together when they played Pomp and Circumstance. There are two songs that make me cry every time. It's quite pitiful, really. That one and the wedding march, "Here comes the Bride".
My biggest fan during this journey is my sweet man. He did all he could to make sure my education was a priority. He cooked, was a taxi driver when I needed to study, PAID for my schooling. Okay, that one alone is huge! I am so thankful for him.
What a joy to have my parents finally see their daughter graduate. They knew this was important to me and they were there to celebrate with me. Twenty-five years ago I graduated from high school. That graduation was no where as wonderful as this one. They were there then and they were here now.
This chapter has come to a close. I love learning and hope to pursue my Masters one day. But for now, I will bask in knowing I'm finished. I accomplished what I set out to do. Now it's time to watch, encourage, and sometimes push my children to do the same thing.
God's mercy and grace has been with me through this journey and to Him and Him alone I give my life and service.
A new day has dawned.... let the adventure begin.