Transitions, Too Story – Kelly Grab

On commencement day my father asked me if we could take a walk over to the main gates of campus. As we approached the Admissions Office he said he wanted to take a moment to pause in this exact location because this was where we made a promise to each other: He would support me both emotionally and, to the best of his ability, financially if this was where I wanted to pursue our shared dream of higher education. He thought it was important on the day of my graduation– as the first college graduate in my family– to go back to that place and “make right” on that promise.

Kelly and her father at her college graduation.
Kelly and her father at her college graduation.