Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Parent's Payday = Bragging Rights, Right?

Twenty-four years ago my husband graduated from BYU with his MBA. We graduated with a 3 year-old son, a 6 month-old daughter, and absolutely no money. In fact, towards the end we were stealing pennies from my son's piggy bank and rolling them to buy milk.

Last Friday both of those children graduated from BYU. My son, Wes, graduated with his Masters of Accountancy (totally got it from my husband), and my daughter graduated with her Bachelors of Communications (probably from my husband also).

What a wonderful celebration and milestone for both of them. It was impossible not to reflect upon that moment so many years ago when my husband received his diploma and feel that we had come full circle.

The circle continues for my son and his lovely wife (also a BYU graduate) as they teach and prepare their daughter to learn and grow and find her path in life.

Yes, it was a good day. Of course I was emotional, and so very proud. It wasn't an easy road. It was long and frustrating. But they didn't give up.

I know there are many parents out there feeling this same "burst your buttons" kind of feeling. You have my permission to share your joy. These moments don't come often and when they do we definitely need to celebrate them.


Jennie said...

Congratulations on a wonderful milestone day. Your granddaughter is so cute.

Cheri J. Crane said...

What a wonderful accomplishment!! Truly a moment to burst your buttons!