My mom started on this journey long before I was born. I don't know if she intended at the time to go this far in her career, but several years later she has made it! When I was a little girl she got an associates degree as a Registered Nurse while raising 4 children ages newborn to 7 years and as a single parent. At the time to become a registered nurse, you only had to have an associates degree. 4 years ago she completed a bachelor's degree in nursing (which is what you have to get now to become a registered nurse). She has since been working hard for a master's in nursing. She plans on becoming a nurse practitioner in a family practice. Last night we had the privilege of watching her walk in her graduate degree graduation.
The pomp and circumstance walk.
She finally spotted us in the stands by finding Jesstine's bright pink flower on her head! (Sorry for the blurry picture, my camera had trouble capturing the moment.)
There were a LOT of graduates! The front couple of rows were all doctorate degrees, followed by graduate degrees, followed by bachelor's degrees.
Mom is sitting third from the end diagonally from the girl in the gold Barrett.
Graduate students are hooded. My mom is "in da hood."
More hand shaking...
Photo shoot time!
Another photo opp!
The walk back to her seat.