Many people including myself will admit that
graduation is marking a tremendous accomplishment. One could not
have come to this day without a lot of hard work and great
There may have been days when once or twice
or more we all have felt that we could not continue, and yet we
did. The moment when one is called up to the stage to receive
his/ her diploma, glorious in his/her cap and gown, is a moment
To me, graduation is a time for thinking lots
of lovely thoughts and saying them out loud.
As my name was called to the stage to receive my diploma, I
thought of how blessed I am. In her absence, I could feel her
presence and knew how proud she is of me from many miles away, I
thought about the chance she has given me to be able to reach
I am talking about Sr. Mariola, mamusia
(mother) of many. I want her to know that; to be a mother is not
an easy task, yet she does it proudly everyday no matter what is
asked. She has turned me into a beautiful young lady. The pushy
and wise advice she gave will carry me through the years. With
my every mistake or wrongful deed, she was there to correct and
to understand. She never forget to say or show she cares and
The smile and tears upon her face when I achieve provides me
with more value in my heart then she'll ever believe. There is
no other person that will shape my heart the way she's done. She
has always put in her last with love and my whole life is not
enough time for me to repay her. Honestly, what can one ever
give to a woman who has given her everything?
She has given me comfort and certainty with every breath I take
within the day. Her little girl is growing up but her child will
always remain deep inside me. There are not enough words that
can thank her for everything. She has helped me emotionally and
physically. I have my whole future ahead of me and she is the
women that has led me and guided me towards the proper path.
How can one simple day prove that much thanks
and love to someone who has pushed this far and still is working
her way? Just like her, I want to live my life for others,
because of her, I want to work hard and achieve more so I can be
able to help many children like me.
I have hope for a better tomorrow, my dream
is to help others who will in return help others, this way, we
can have a chain of helping hands which will go on from
generation to generation all because she started it with me.
Am now ready to go on and take on the world!