So today is the big day where baby sis is graduating. A doctor in the family – well dad is over the moon. In fact we all are!
It will soon be all aboard the train from Euston to Manchester where our sister awaits and the celebrations begin.
My sister – Yasmin, wasn’t sure about going to her graduation at first. Of course the decision was up to her but I didn’t want her to regret not going and closing the chapter to all of the years of study. I feel that graduation signifies all the tremendous hard work and effort and would enable my sister to celebrate closing a chapter and starting a new one. I know you don’t need a graduation ceremony for any of this but somehow I felt that she might miss out and regret not doing it and I’m glad she changed her mind. After all she deserves to celebrate her success as she has worked really hard for it despite everything she has been through.
Losing a mother would be enough to send anybody over the edge and unfortunately Yasmin lost hers several years ago. It was a really tough time for her but she still managed to persevere and stay strong. Naomi and I weren’t really around at that time to help her through it but when we found out, we tried to get in touch to offer our support, but I guess the time wasn’t quite right.
Things have changed and we are all rebuilding our bond, therefore today we will stand proud, stand with admiration and stand with love to witness a special girl mark a special moment in her history. I know she would want her mum to witness this but I believe she is looking down and will be looking down with a big proud smile.
I couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to go through what she has gone thought but she did it.
She didn’t let anything defeat her, she worked her butt off and so congratulations Yasmin, here’s to the next chapter!