I graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Petersburg College yesterday, eighteen months after going back to school after a ten year break while raising four young kids (The fifth was born in the middle of finals week and I was taking a final about six hours after he was born. Maybe I can tell him that story when he's being lazy and doesn't want to do his homework one day). I don't think I have ever worked so hard for something in my entire life. I wasn't originally planning on walking, but dedication to my schoolwork has really taken a lot of time away from the kids and I thought it could be nice for them to see that there is a reward for hard work.
Having my family there to see my graduate was pretty amazing and it meant a lot to me. I'm not yet done...I'm transferring to a new University for the upcoming semester but I've been feeling really burnt out and this little bit of recognition really helped me recharge for what's coming up!
Thank you to those of you who emailed and posted awesome facebook messages yesterday. It was a lovely day! God is so good.
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