Friday, May 8, 2015

Where does the time go?

Proud Mama.
Earning a master's degree is a major accomplishment, but the graduation is not the same kind of life event as a graduation from high school or college. It's more businesslike, without the fun, the partying and the festivities leading up to it.

This was the way I viewed my own graduation when receiving a master's degree in journalism from Boston University. I even told my parents not to come from New York. I already had one foot out the door, so to speak, having gotten a job at the Holyoke Transcript-Telegram before graduating. It seemed anticlimactic.

When the day of the ceremony arrived, I changed my mind. I called them and
Kindergarten grad.
asked them to come, and they hopped on the shuttle from New York to Boston.

I could see them arriving in the crowd just as I received my diploma. Afterwards, we went out to a lovely lunch at the Copley Plaza. I was glad that they came.

I am so proud of Joe for earning his MBA and Master of Sport Management from UMass. I could see all the hard work he put into it. But I was surprised at how emotional I got the night before.

When looking at that sweet little face in the kindergarten graduation photos I put on Facebook, I got teary-eyed and wondered, like we all do on big occasions, where did the time go.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

read this just the othr day --

Congratulations to Joe!
Graduating Grad School at 4 yrs old!