I was able to give my Mom an envelope for Christmas. It was stuffed with what I consider one of my greatest accomplishments. I gave her an invitation to my college graduation. She had no idea I returned to school to finish my college degree until she opened that envelope. I was nervous, my son was anxious, my husband was excited. When she read the graduation announcement, the tears began to fall-from both of us. All she could say was “that is a really great gift”. She couldn’t believe it and I was so relieved to FINALLY reveal the secret I had been keeping for over a year.
My husband was shocked that she didn’t know. My whole family knew, but knew to keep it a secret from Mom. My 8 year old somehow kept that secret for over a year. He proved to me that I can trust him with big secrets, and that is a huge deal!!
I’m now 2 months away from finishing this 17 year project-and I couldn’t be happier. I have enriched my life by returning to school to complete my degree. I encourage anyone who thinks about returning to school to finish their degree-to JUST DO IT! Make one last final effort to push through and DON’T STOP until you have that degree in your hand! May 6, 2017 will be one happy day for me as I will walk across that stage at UCO in Edmond, Oklahoma.