Saturday, May 13, 2006

My Mother's Inspiration

Copyright © 2006 Barry G. Moses.

I felt a deep sense of honor to have my mom attend this morning’s commencement ceremony. She was the original inspiration for me to attend college, though I think she doesn’t know it. When I was in the 4th grade, I witnessed her graduation from Seattle Central Community College as a registered nurse. When I saw her walk across the stage, I bawled like a baby, but I never understood why until years later. I made up my mind in that moment to one day receive my own college degree. Today we finally came full circle. I hope my children take inspiration from seeing my graduation and commit themselves to their own education.

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