Today is a Mom-Sense Monday Moment of Pride!
First, I must pat myself on the back just for a second, because the very person I am about to brag about has some fun at my expense over my tech skills. Got a new tv/monitor over the weekend and by reading the instructions I actually put the stand on it! Great pride on my part. I did, however, have to call my Lawyer to hook the tv to the box (not sure what else you call it) to be able to watch the tv.
Which brings me to my real Moment of Pride! The Lawyer I called is none other than my youngest son! This past weekend we celebrated his graduation as a Juris Doctorate! Three years of hard work came to a temporary close. It is temporary only because he now spends two more months studying for his Bar Exam.
Believe me when I say that this accomplishment spanned much more than three years. Hard work throughout his educational career led to this achievement. His hard work and dedication extend far beyond the classroom. He played football and basketball in high school and went on with his football career at Division II level in football in college. This young man did not shy away from his commitment. He was up between five and six every morning for workouts. He worked so hard at one practice that he suffered heat exhaustion. His career finally came to an end due to a serious head injury on the field. Even with that, his commitment to his teammates never waivered and he spent his senior year helping to coach his friends and teammates, always wanting to be on the field next to them.
On top of all of this, he has managed to find time to be active in our church, to donate his time charitably, to do Pro Bono work as a student, to work as a law intern, and to help his mom out with things like the TV and the other “ridiculous” requests that I make!
Just a short year ago, he married his college sweetheart. His faith in her has NEVER faltered. They have supported each other through thick and thin, through job challenges, personal losses and school. They have celebrated with each other the accomplishments that they help each other achieve.
I confess to a few tears as the graduation ceremony began. My heart swelled with pride as I watched him accept the honor that he earned. (I cringed as there are always those folks who choose to take a solemn event and treat it like a sporting activity and I wished they understood what there behavior was saying, but that is for another day!)
His accomplishments were shared yesterday with his friends, his siblings, his father in law, his parents and his wife. I know my Consiglieri will shine in his chosen profession and I look forward to a bright future for him. A small reflection as this is the last of my gang to walk that stage for now!. I promise a lighter moments in the near future, but this one had to be said. Congrats and love!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!