Graduation weather

The winds have blown strong here all week. Typical graduation weather. There have been some years when a severe thunderstorm blows through on graduation day. We have no graduations to attend so it doesn’t affect us, except to say, it’s graduation time.

Many of my former students have graduations in their lives. Some have children who are graduating from preschool all the way to college. Some are graduating themselves. Although very happy to see them celebrating their children’s successes, it saddens me to see a few of them celebrating something they never attained. And yet, they held so much promise, but something happened, along the way, that halted their forward trajectory. The next generation outshines them. Perhaps that’s the way it’s meant to be.

One student, who was at the top of her high school graduating class, is getting her bachelor’s degree, twenty years after high school. She is raising two boys on her own, works full time, and has been taking classes off and on for all this time. She never gave up. I am immensely proud of her and her example to her children.

No one is ever too old to achieve their dreams. If not now, then when?

5 responses to “Graduation weather

  1. So satisfying to hear of your former student graduating! What a wonderful thing to hear about. It’s never too late. 🙂

  2. People arrive at a destination on their own time.

  3. DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

    Congrats on the success of your students! Your “late” graduate has set an example for her boys by being a living example. I worked while raising my son and attended classes. It took 7 years, but I became an RN at 48 just as he finished junior high school. He saw that studying was serious work, and I think that’s why he knew what it would take to become a veterinarian, but he did it at 27 instead of later. You’ve made a good impression as a teacher, ever onward into the future! Linda in Kansas

  4. totally love Kathy G’s comment about “…..own time”

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