Graduation is a momentous occasion in every young person’s life; it is a time for celebration and for parents to express their joy in their children.
One adolescent, however, couldn’t celebrate his remarkable success with a hug and warm words from his parents, so he devised a creative way to honour the moment.
The special-needs American youngster not only finished high school and graduated, but he did so without his mother’s unwavering love and support, who passed away in 2010.
He dressed up and paid a visit to his mother’s grave with a magnificent arrangement of flowers, making sure he included his mother in this historic occasion.
“I did it. I graduated today,” the adolescent tells his mother, “and I know you’d be so proud of me and pleased, and I love you so much.”
He then places the bouquet of flowers on her gravestone and leaves a kiss for her.
It’s a genuinely poignant moment from a young man who, despite all odds, has reached a significant life milestone. Although his mother is not present to experience the occasion with him in person, he may still tell her in spirit.
I can only imagine how painful it must have been for this courageous teen to visit her grave on such a happy day for him.
He is such an inspiration and a beautiful reminder that we should not allow life to stand in the way of our dreams, no matter what it throws at us.
By graduating from college, this youngster has paid tribute to his mother, and he knows that she is looking down on him, pleased with her amazing son.
Today, please share this lovely experience with your friends and family.