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
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.