CITY IS WAITING FOR YOU

CITY IS WAITING FOR YOU
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

ONE DOOR CLOSES..ANOTHER OPENS

I dedicate this to my youngest son....William-Lea whom graduated from his high school today...6/08/2013. Today was a day that any parent would be proud to announce and participate in...the graduation of their sons and daughters. No, you don't blood related to call yourself parent, for that is someone that has taken love, time, patience, endurance, sacrifice, and even income to see the child develop at this point in their life and education. I was one of those parents today. As the colors blue and gold streaming from his tassels and the swaying of his graduation gown...to and fro, form his body; he steps one foot in from of the other steadfast. My heart was full of not just pride, but the remembrance of the baby that is now a young man. Speeches were made by his peers that were chosen to stand upon the stage and reinforce encouragement; even though they too were graduating and making plans from their future. Speeches were made by the head of the school district and the principal of the students reassuring them that the hard work hard for the twelve years was for this day...there graduations from high school. It is said that; "one door closes and another opens." I believe that to be true, for as long as one is interested or intrigued, or desires, and or has the fortitude to want have accomplishments in their life...then yes it is true. Every one of the students had plans to go on to college; whether it to be a community college, a private college, a Ivy League college, a state college, and or the U.S. military...they made the choice. They were given a chose long before this day and as I looked upon the auditorium and my son, my heart was full, and the memories of the first day of freshman year washed swiftly in my mind and now looking upon him as he sat looking focused on the speeches, but I sure just wanting to have that paper in hand instead. I was proud of him and his peers. My son has had a successful and a questionable senior year to where I didn't think he would see this day...but with strength, endurance, love, support, fortitude, communication, and countless of prayers upon his health it is no longer the issue, nor his grades, for he had passed all. He stood there with his peers as if he was ready for battle. Steadfast and ready to receive his diploma; letting the world know he was prepared for whatever came his way. I, his mother, still with my concerns...as parents have the right to have, but inside I still see him as my baby that is turning into a man. He will be soon entering into his University of choice and I will stand by his side as I get him ready to leave. I will not say good-bye..I will say this though...."dear son remember what you have been taught at home and at school. Don't let anyone deter you from your gold or your desires in this life. Please have a mind of your own. Let no one stop you from prospering and making this world a better place to live and thrive, and by all means love yourself first then others. Be proud of yourself first and other blessings will follow. One door closes...another will open as long as you do what you need to do to succeed. Love you and yes, I am very proud of you. Now get ready for the next phase of your education life. I will always be there if you need me, but be sure to call out for GOD first, for he always will come before me. Mozette (YOUR MOTHER)