Way back in the fall of 2007 I wrote about the "anthem" I have for school. I had finished at community college and was transferring to my local state school.
In 2010 I finished degrees in Sociology and Women's Studies. It meant the world to me to have Mac walk with me to get my diploma and to dress him in my cap and gown like we did when Sean graduated from college many years before.
Today, for my master's graduation, I walked all by myself. However as I was getting my hood placed over my head Mac yelled out in a momentarily quiet crowd, "Good job Mom!" and I almost lost it completely.
It is actually a little scratchy, hot, and totally chokes you when you sit down, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.