In celebration of my Mum starting to read my blog I thought I would do a little Flashback Friday post about her and a very special day earlier this year, her Graduation Day. This summer, after two years of studying as well as working full time, she graduated with a Certificate in Education. My mum left school at sixteen and went straight to work; she would have loved to have carried on with her education but it wasn’t the done thing for many at that time. She married, had children and did whatever jobs fit around family life. She was at home with me and my brother and found jobs that she could either do from home or that she could work in of an evening. It’s only since we have grown up that she has found a love of education and has worked very hard to pursue it and get the qualifications needed which will hopefully lead to lots of exciting opportunities in the future.
On a lovely July day myself, my brother and my Nana proudly watched her don a cap and gown, receive her certificate then throw her cap in the air. My mum was there for both our graduations so it was pretty exciting to be there for hers. We now have a very snazzy graduation picture of her to add to our collection!
As a stay at home mum she is such an inspiration to me; even though I have put my career on hold I know that I will never be too old to learn new things and start out on a new career path. I hope I will can be as determined as she has been and that I will be brave enough to try something new. She has achieved so much already but I know that the best is yet to come and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that one day she will be doing something she truly loves because she deserves it.