Friday the 14th was graduation. Rain was in the forecast for the entire weekend, but no rain was going to hold me back. We were lucky enough to evade rain until entering the Coliseum where the ceremony began at 10.
Just as we began our walk down the aisle, the thunder was roaring in applause at our achievements, as the tears of pride of our relatives no longer with us came rushing down outside, waiting to celebrate with us after the ceremony. Seeing my family in the crowd, feeling their excitement, and knowing the pride flowing through me was there because of my effort, and my persistence through everything these past years, was the most amazing experience ever.
Since the rain was scaring most from going outside for photos, all the families and graduates were stuck inside. Finding my family was such an ordeal, but we found each other, took some pics inside, and then went into the rain to take more pictures.
I couldn't help but think that the rain was a blessing. There were people who I wished were still with us, and I felt their presence as the rain kissed my face, and curled my hair. I dipped my feet in the river, the sacred river where I spent the first night with my love, where so many people have fallen in love and experienced joy. I am so thankful for where I am, and hope that I never forget those emotions, and the exhilaration I felt that day.
Jon's parents came later and met us for lunch, drove 7 hours to be there with me. They are amazing, and such a blessing. My parents spent so much time working on making the weekend perfect. I was surprised by my Aunt, my namesake, who flew in from California. So many friends and family were there to celebrate with me, and I am so thankful for everyone, and everything.
I'm working, now on writing. I would love to create some books for children. Children who need stories that relate to them. This new forgotten generation that has so much to deal with from the condition our society is now in. For now, I will have to make due with expressing myself on this venue, and later, after testing my stories on some youngsters, I hope they will be loved.
Not sure if anyone out there is reading, but if you are... I hope you enjoy this glimmer into my life of love, felicity, and serendipity.