Today was the best day ever. I still haven’t recovered from today.
So remember when I said I thought Jenny might be pregnant, because she was actually all strange and secretive? I found out why.
She invited George to her graduation ceremony.
I couldn’t be more mad at her. She kept apologising, and I understood. She didn’t want to be without her parents on such a day. I even promised to be nice enough to sit next to him. He was looking particularly weary. (Heard Monica left him for some rich Australian. Payback is indeed a bitch.)
One thing she also managed to get past me was that she had been made valedictorian. What’s more? She won the bet, the Harvard bet.
I couldn’t contain my emotions when she mounted the podium to deliver her speech. Before she started, she turned to wave at us. She looked nothing like what she’d been through. It wasn’t the makeup. Success truly changes a lot. The lonely days and weary nights had paid off.
The one thing she said that struck me was, ‘Like my mum says: “Never let the world squeeze you into its mold. Odd is unique, all depends on where you view it from.”’
After the ceremony, she ran into my arms and whispered to me, ‘This is only the beginning. It gets better’.
My favourite part of the day was when she turned to George and said ‘I just wanted you see that how far I’ve come without you.’
You should have seen the look on his face, just priceless.
As usual, I ended this day with tears in eyes, but I’m shedding them for the right reason. I wish I could stop time and bask in this feeling forever.
I hope the days get better as they age. I’m indeed the luckiest mother yet.