Years of anticipating this time has finally arrived, there were times when I thought we would never get here. We are having three graduations in one family! My daughter is graduating from 4-year college in nursing, and my son is graduating from high school, and I also just graduated last week.
The dream was planted many years ago. I had always dreamt of going back to school, but it was too scary and too hard.
Three years ago, I lost a dear friend of mine in a car accident, a severe head injury. All those thoughts of "someday" seemed to take on different meaning. Well, I decided to take a course, then I took two. I finally took 4 classes, and the second week of school, my family was in a terrible car accident. My husband and three children were on our way to visit my other daughter at college for her twenty first birthday, and we were hit by a truck a half mile from our house. My husband was mede-vacked, and I was told many times the miracle that he had survived a traumatic head injury.
The three of us were barely passing after that time period. I had a broken arm and could not write. As my password, I called myself "mountainclimber." The journey was difficult and every hill seemed higher to climb. I suppose the thing that pulled me through was when I couldn't do it for myself, I could do it to honor my friend!
Last week, the highlight of my life was walking across that platform getting my degree six months before I turn fifty!!!!
(Thanks Pat, miss ya, tried to honor your memory!)
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