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It’s May & the popular season of 2 very specific kinds of beginnings. Weddings are coming up in my life but graduations precede and come in between as well. The 1st week of June will mark the graduation of Miss September from the 8th grade and moving on to high school. Give us pause…sigh… Before her was Lil Esh. My younger cousin/sister/daughter graduated from Virginia Union University yesterday. This is a child that was counted out early & assumed she would simply live pretty. I wanted more for her than this & took an interest in broadening her horizons when she was 15 months old. I was just 15 myself at the time & had no idea what our time together would mean to the piecing together of her future.
My baby is all growed up now and about to transition into the work world and having to give up on being spoiled
Lil Esh has paid attention and is giving her self 2 weeks before beginning her job. I’m proud of her for putting herself in position to be employed fresh out of school, as many continue to suffer unemployment, and that she knows enough to reward herself with a break before beginning her foray into this oft viny world that is adulthood.
Rally around your own as they begin some version of a personal New Year this May. Encourage those who are almost there & beginning to tire of what feels like the Never Ending Story. Senioritis is a fluthamucka & tends to creep up by the end of sophomore year. Remind your folks that it CAN be done & to keep their eyes on the prize. I’m going to continue to lift mine up & be there to catch them when they stumble. I’m going to take great pleasure in…
Watching them move. Happy Graduation Class of 2011!!