I know it’s Mother’s Day……but as I sit here thinking about my mom (and missing her so incredibly much), I’m reminded how she was always by my side.
Graduations….just one example.
Three Graduation ceremonies to be exact. I attended them all.
As I think back, I was definitely excited about what the future held for me after each “walk across the stage”. But, really, it was more about the people who were behind me.
“They” attended them all too.
The ones in the audience clapping and screaming my name. Those that flew across the country to be with me on those important days. The ones clicking away with their cameras.
Mom, Dad, my grandparents, my sister, uncle, cousins, and friends.
I can still hear my Grandaddy’s voice as he yelled out his nick-name for me when I walked the stage with my most prized degree. Embarassing to some, but not to me……he was so proud.
It’s hard to think that two of my biggest supporters are gone. They were the ones clapping the loudest. Mom and Grandaddy. Like Father, like Daughter.
As I think ahead (oh, that’s hard to do), I imagine my daughter graduating. Of course, now they seem to have graduation ceremonies so young….kindergarten, etc. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that maybe, just maybe, graduation won’t mean as much to them when they get older.
But then again, to her, I hope it’s not about the graduation ceremony.
I hope it’s about who is sitting behind her.
And God willing, I’ll be right there.
(I will be provided a gift card to Tiny Prints as a thank you for writing about my Graduation memories and thoughts, part of a campaign through Global Influence Network. As always, all stories, statements, and opinions, are my own.)