George did it! My brother officially possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Our family descended upon the big little city in the Nevada desert last weekend. There was laughter and joy. Cousins played to their hearts delight. Dogs ran happily together as a pack. For one amazing day, we were a happy family. Yes, there was drama. This is my family. But for the most part, it was all about George and his amazing accomplishment.
The graduation took place in the center of the campus. Majestic trees lined the yard. There was people EVERYWHERE. Our family gathered together in the back. Underneath a large tree. We were not able to see the stage sitting down, but standing up we were able to see.
After my brother received his “degree” he gave us the sign of victory. And of course my camera wouldn’t focus. But this moment made us all rejoice. A lifetime came to this day. This day was very much worth it all!
There were hugs and tears afterwards. I know that this moment was one of our mother’s biggest! Years of prayers, tears, guidance and love by this one woman brought George to this day. It was a sweet moment.
And of course his big sister was there. snapping photos and as proud as she could be!
At the end of the day, my mom has a new family photo, and George’s family a new life.