Baby Gators and Graduate School
Once upon a time, 22 years ago, a baby gator was born. She was a beautiful baby gator and she was adored by her mama gator. She was the prettiest blue eyed gator that was ever born. Her mama loved her very much and believed that the sun rose and set on this baby gator. The mama gator was very new at this mothering thing and she raised the little baby gator through a lot of trial and error. It is safe to say that the mama gator and the baby gator grew up together. The mama gator drug the poor baby gator through swamps and dark places before the mama gator got herself together. Later, the mama gator regretted all of the places that the poor sweet baby gator had been with her but there was nothing that she could do at that point. Instead, the mama gator picked herself up (with the help of other loving gators in her life), dusted herself off and went to college. She even drug that baby gator to college with her!! The baby was then 13 years old and she loved roaming the college campus and waiting for her mama to get out of class. The baby grows and becomes more beautiful with each passing day. She is a very confidant baby gator!! This baby is kind and good and believes in people. But, if you cross this baby gator wrong....she will SNAP! She is a high strung little gator! The baby grows and grows and, before her mama can blink, the baby gator has gone off to college herself. She loves college!! She makes many friends and spreads her baby gator wings. She is a very trusted friend and even her professors see a unique quality in this speacial little gator. The little gator works hard and makes her own way in school. She goes to school full time, holds down several jobs and even cleans houses in order to support herself. She graduates from college in a month that is festive and snow filled. A special time of the year made even more special with this land mark in her life. And then, the baby gator does it! She goes and gets accepted into graduate school! This little gator has come so far in her life and there is no stopping her. The mama gator is so proud of her baby and sometimes a little sad. The baby gator is a smart gator and is accomplishing all that her mama once wanted to do. The mama's choices tied her close to the earth. So the mama knew, when the time came, she would make sure that there were no ribbons or strings tethering her baby gator to the earth. She let her soar to the heavens. A piece of the mama's heart flies with the baby and she is content.