Tonite etched an incredible memory for me from a huge accomplishment made by my brother. He received his Master's Degree in Human Resources and Development Administraion. It may seem so easy to acquire by some, but with the vigorous demands that weighted him down; it seemed virtually impossible, but he was so determined to perservere.
Prior to beginning school, he had been in a terrible car accident which placed him into a very bad situation. His wife after eleven years left, she took everything except their two children. He raised them alone. He wasn't allowed to lay down for six months due to experimental surgery. Everywhere he went he had to walk. This is how he brought home money for the house. Yes, we did what we could, but at that time, my Mom and I were having our own problems financially, so most of what we could give was our time. This is years ago...the story goes on forever.
I guess I just wanted to post this because he deserves the recognition...by me, of course. I'm just typing...posting so that the world can see how my brother knocked down every wall that was placed in front of him.
He's been tough on me...when my life was out of order, but he never walked away from me. Even amidst his own problems. He constantly reminds me to finish the novel I'm working on, that just because I have epilepsy doesn't make me stupid, to continue with school no matter what...that he does believe in me and his support is undying.
When he went up to receive his Degree, they actually stopped and the Director of the University said a few things about my brother that brought me to tears...(him too) they've known him so long and he's been forever working on this. They were just as touched by his accomplishment as we all were. I think the whole auditorium was in tears. I think I got mascara on the lens of the damn camera. Well, again, I'm spouting off here. Rambling.
He is a true inspiration and I'm just so proud of him. God Bless him and all he loves. I love him so much and wish him all the best that life can offer.
I wish I had a recent picture of him. He is absolutely handsome as he is intelligent....he reminds me of my dad.
Much Love My Brother