This past weekend I walked for my undergrad degree. My parents and the bf came along. I have such a big family and there weren't nearly enough tickets to bring my whole family along. I was sad, but I knew that I would see them soon since my parents and siblings were throwing me a graduation party that afternoon. I could not wait to be done and go home to see everyone to celebrate!
I was so excited to walk for commencement, that night I went to bed and I felt like I was in the room getting ready to walk and it was like I was sitting in my chair waiting for my turn to walk on stage all over again. I remember the feeling I had sitting there and the feeling I had when I was walking across the stage, I was just thinking OMG OMG OMG. It was so crazy how I was laying there in my mom's bed and I felt as if I was still at the commencement. It was so real, I even moved my foot in trying to walk. I remember having my flats on the floor while my short legs were in midair and in my dream I tried to put my flats back on in case they called our major to stand.
When I came home I was welcomed with happiness, joy, and love. I was so happy to see my family. Not everyone was there, but just about! I was sooo happy! The party didn't start until about an hour later than we expected, which was fine for me but others that worked all morning in preparing were getting hungry. All my siblings worked so hard to cook this wonderful meal for all of us to share. I am so grateful. I can definitely say that family is my first priority! I value my family so much and at times others can say that I need to be more selfish. But not when it comes to family, not in my case.
I got tons of gifts from family, cousins, and friends. I was smiling all day and had so much fun taking pictures and everything! My mom bought me roses and I got balloons. My brother got his certificate in culinary so it was also for him as well, but I want to talk more about my feelings.
I am one of the younger in my family and am a first generation student. My parents are such wonderful people, I feel that wherever I have gone they have gone with me. My dad cried at his speech and so did my mom. My mom made me read the card that she bought for me and a letter that she had my sister write in English. Tears ran down my cheek like a flowing waterfall. The card was bought from Wal-Mart, I was there when my sister and mom went to pick it up. I was waiting in the car. The card was dead on, everything that the card said was exactly me and it made me cry so hard. The letter that my mom wrote was so amazing! She spoke of the sorrows and the happiness that we have shared. I am so grateful for her! As I read this to everyone, my heart melted. My mom is such a strong person and yet she thinks that I'm the strong one. She says that I am her best friend! She too is my best friend, along with my sisters and my bf.
I have always stated that I don't have a best friend, but what I didn't realize is that my mom, all 5 sisters, and bf are my best friends. They know me and care for me like no other person has done. All the years that I cried because of friends, do not matter anymore. All those people who took advantage of me, ripped my feelings to shreds, and didn't even care about me, do not matter. I have all of these great people in my life.
My graduation marks a point in my life. I have graduated and gotten my bachelor's degree! I am single and able to support myself. I am Ka's daughter! She says she is so proud to have me as her daughter, I am so proud to have her as my mother! She is definitely a gift from God, as she has said about me.
I will cherish that day for the rest of my life! I hope that whenever you complete a great success in your life you have someone there to support you, as I did! Those people who care for you and will always be there for you.
To my family, I am soooo sooo grateful for you all. I am filled with so much joy, happiness, and love that I can not wait to show you how much I appreciate you! I want to cry because of my happiness. I love each and every one of you so terribly much!
I hope that whatever may come in my future, I remember those that were with me always!!