Room to breathe

After I remove this cap and gown, the tassel brushing against my cheek, I will remember how much I miss sitting on the edge of my children’s beds, watching them sleep, kissing their fingers or their cheeks. I will stay up late at night talking with my husband about nothing or about everything, instead of rushing to the computer to finish a paper or read a chapter for highlights and understanding. I will take off this process and mourn the three years of space I gave this curious unknown. I will enjoy making dinner at 5am because I want to make my family home cooked meals, not because I won’t be home to sit with them and eat. I’ve waited so long for the slow stir of morning waiting for me on the other side of this degree. And now I will walk in this quiet space, relish in this room to breathe.

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2 Comments on “Room to breathe”

  1. RoszClayton-Fields
    July 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Congrats Dionne, I wish i could have been there to enjoy the day with you. A job well done and a goal acccomplished.

    • July 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

      Thanks Auntie! I remember when you came to my graduation from OSU. I still have those pictures!

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