Monday, January 30, 2012
Mine is a family filled with people who have gone after their "Second Chance." For a time, most of the people in my family didn't graduate from high school on time. "Life" got in the way. Now I'm happy to say that one by one, my family members are not only high school graduates, but they have gone on to become RN's, Social Workers, and Nursing Supervisors.
On January 28, 2012 my aunt Deidra obtained her high school diploma. After many, many years of determination she has finally completed her goal. I couldn't be more proud.
Her daughter says of her mother's accomplishment:
I think being able to watch my mother walk down the aisle wearing her cap and gown after trying for so long to reach this goal in her life...this is one of my proudest moments.
Accomplishments like these are what inspire me. She didn't give up, and she saw the importance of completing what she started.
There is value in education, no matter what your age or how long you have been trying to graduate. I have other family members who are now in college, and determined to complete their degrees. I am as proud of them, as the ones who have already finished. I know that with unwavering focus and determination they will soon walk across the stage to recieve their degrees too.
Do you know someone who doesn't have a high school diploma, or is thinking about going to college? Let them know that it is never too late.