How lucky can you get?

I’m going to be 80 years old this month and still I was able to fly to LA and attend the graduations of my grandchildren with their parents*. (It was my first travel and big event since the pandemic which was exciting in itself.)

My grandson finished his undergraduate work without fanfare. He didn’t get the traditional celebration. COVID-19 won that round. But In addition to holding a full-time job, he took on graduate work and received a Masters Degree in Data Science from USC on the evening of May 13th and I was there to watch. What a thrill!

On that same day afternoon, my granddaughter graduated from USC with a Masters in Social Work. My oldest grandchild, she stepped over all of the slippery rocks that have tried to trip her up and stood tall to receive that degree. I couldn’t be happier for her.

They were many pleasures to the trip. I loved meeting longtime friends of my granddaughters’. And was privileged to take my grandson, my granddaughter, and her partner to dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant – a new experience for me. Having them to myself as adults gave me even much insight into the people they have become.

Life is not without disappointments. I did not get to meet my grandsons love. And there was no time for my granddaughter to perform in her role as a standup comedian. Oh well, another time.

For now i get to love and admire the way each and every one of my children and grandchildren walk through the world.


* I couldn’t have done it without the support of my son and his wife.


  1. Oh, this is so wonderful. You look marvelous and happy in the photo, and your grandchildren are amazing. What a good thing you started for our world and its future! -Christin


  2. That’s a great thing to happen. I’ll never have the opportunity, so I live through others and their adventures. 🙂


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