Yesterday, my son John graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He is the first of my four offspring to reach this milestone, and he did it almost entirely on his own.
John started his college career at Lewis and Clark, to which I mailed not unsubstantial monthly checks. That ended when John dropped out, however. When he later attended MSCD, he didn’t ask me for help. He worked his way through instead. For that, he can be proud — he has already demonstrated an ability to get along in the world, and I’m sure that will serve him well.
I had really hoped to attend John’s graduation, but circumstances got in the way — as they often have in our relationship, I’m sad to say.
Watch out, world!