we all celebrate...
these parents who always knew
I could do anything I put my mind to.
who always believed in me
in childhood, in youth, and now even in adulthood.
these instructors and mentors
who instilled a passion and lighted a fire
in my heart for this work.
whose genuine care for their students
will never be forgotten.
these classmates who joined me on this journey.
for the special and unique bond we shared.
knowing we were there for each other.
and will be there for each other.
these loved ones
near and far.
who were so proud,
all along the way.