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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.
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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

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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.

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

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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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