Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Day to Remember




On May 4, 2008, two very cool things happened: 1) Julianne turned 20; and 2) Julianne (Juje) and I both "walked" in the graduation ceremony at SUU. Juje got her Associate degree, and I FINALLY got my Masters of Education degree. It was appropriate that Juje and I walked together, because she is really the reason I didn't get the degree sooner. When I had Julianne at the ripe old age of 40, I was so thrilled to get her that I took two years off from work. When I had to go back to work, I cried. I remember trying to put on my mascara in the mornings with my eyes welling with tears at the thought of leaving my baby daughter with a sitter. SO...I treasured all the time I could with her. I didn't want to leave home after school to go take more classes as she grew. I did it anyway, but not in a major way until much later in her life. So the earning of the Masters' degree was a LONG process. Do you see the Juje connection?

FINALLY, in 2008, at the age of 60, I DID it! Which all goes to show...it's never too late, kids!!!!

3 comments:

The Cochran Buzz said...

Congratulations!!!!!!
I love the pics!!

Nat said...

It's a good thing you had such a great sitter like Mama Jo though! Really, I'm just SOOO glad I had a best friend to grow up with everyday of my life! And yes, I read your blog. I just am in love with your writing style, and love you even more!

Rustiroo said...

Lolene, I already knew you were amazing but this just adds to your cool factor.