Thursday, December 17, 2009

A graduation

My "normal" daughter's graduation is tomorrow. She is getting her master's degree. Or I guess I should say she has gotten her master's degree, and will pick up her diploma tomorrow. I will drive about 60 miles north to the University where the graduation will be held. I will try not to cry too much as I watch her walk across the platform in her regalia. I am very proud of this young woman.

Her step-mother will also be there. We will not be sitting together. Her step mother really does not like me and won't speak to me. I see that as her problem as I have tried over the years to mend that relationship. I can only mend my portion of that deal. The way she feels about me is none of my business. And she is welcome to hate me if it makes her feel any better. I don't hate her back and for that I am truly grateful.

I took the day off tomorrow. My knitting is not done and I need to have it done by about noon tomorrow. So I have tomorrow morning to get it done. I have absolutely no doubt that I can accomplish that - handily.

I will be happy to be away from the hospital as it has been on lock down for the last two days. A now former employee has "gone postal" and it is felt that there is a real risk of something catastrophic happening. It is kind of hard to concentrate with that going on.

"We can believe that God is in his heaven and He has a purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should 'wear the world like a loose garment.' That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep, abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe." - from the 24 hour book - July 16.

13 comments:

Mike Golch said...

seeing your child graduating is a fantanstic thing.the stuf between you and her step mother falls under the heading mind over matter.(if you don't mind it don't matter).

Kim A. said...

Congrats to the grad and mum of the grad! I will graduate next year and I'm not the oldest in the class :-D

I, too, am glad that I no longer harbor ill will towards those who may not like me.

That is the gift.

namaste

Pam said...

Oh that is so wonderful Mary! I know how proud of her you are.
When someone dislikes me and we are a public place...I like to smile real big and wave goofy at them.

Scott W said...

I love Pam's idea! Go for it!

Happy knitting!

dAAve said...

Good stuff, except for the former employeee who has "gone hospital."

Willa said...

Congratulations to your daughter and you to be able to see her on a great day. I need to read that paragraph over and over...and take the tip from Pam...

Trailboss said...

What a wonderful accomplishment for your daughter. As far as the stepmother, it sounds like she has the problem, not you for sure.

That must be very scary at work to think of antyhing could happen at any time. Can they arrest him or anything? Humans are so crazy.

AnyEdge said...

What wonderful news. When I got my Master's degree, my mom gave me a piano.

Just a suggestion! ;)

Syd said...

Nice that you are going to her graduation. Her Masters is a good accomplishment. Enjoy your time with her.

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Ed G. said...

Gongrats to both of you - I'm proud for you both. For most of all, your willingness to live a spirit led life.

Blessings and aloha...

garden-variety drunk said...

congratulations on your daughter's graduation. and great 24 hours quote. it's my one of my favorite daily spiritual books

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