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'You is kind. You is smart. You is important.

Friday, February 22, 2013

My oldest daughter recently wrote this to me in a graduation card. It was my graduation from college with my bachelor of science degree. I graduated summa cum laude which is highest honors. I am 58. I have been working on that as a personal goal for my whole life. I had many stops and starts given how life sometimes gets in the way but I kept on trudging along a little at a time when I could because it was important to me. I always felt inferior to other people. I always felt that I was fat and stupid. That's hard to overcome when you have been told that as a young child. I still struggle with it but I still trudge on through life. I'm happy to have lost all the weight that I have and have gained my educational degree. But, I still have a lot to learn. I want to learn and to keep going and hopefully help others along the way.

When I read that on my card, I cried because she knew that's how I was feeling. At the graduation ceremony, someone walked across the stage and her sorority sisters yelled that out to her. I was in tears again. The girl next to me said, "Awh, let me give you a hug!" It was sweet.

We are all connected in many ways. We all have the same insecurities. But, we can all be strong women with support from our family and friends.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAMSMOM60 2/28/2013 11:44PM

    Thank you everyone. I so appreciate all your support. I'm just now reading this but this week I really needed your comments. Thank you.

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FERFER74 2/24/2013 12:54PM

    I love you mom! And remember... You is beautiful too!

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KOSHIE1 2/24/2013 3:25AM

I couldn't find the right words... and I can't even find the right emoticon....
we are ALL proud of you!

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MAIZEY 2/23/2013 9:45PM

    Congrats on your achievements! Your hard work got you here!

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/23/2013 4:54PM


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PATTYR81 2/23/2013 11:09AM

    Nice! Made my day!!
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WATCHMEGO! 2/23/2013 8:32AM

    That made me cry, in a good way! We are all so loved by so many but we tend to focus on the times we felt unloved and cling tight to those instead. At least I do. Working on it, and sounds like you are, too.


You have done a wonderful job raising a wonderful daughter! Now, THAT'S important!


And congrats on getting your degree!


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GRAPLEIRIS 2/22/2013 10:25PM

    Isn't it amazing what others readily see in us we can't see in ourselves?

Repeat it.

Believe it.

It's hard to build a solid house when you start off with a crappy foundation but...with work, anything can be fixed!

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NORWOODGIRL 2/22/2013 9:55PM

    Here, here! Well said.

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