Walking through the bedroom, as I’ve done many times before, I noticed my college degree encased in a beautiful (and expensive), cherrywood frame I purchased from the institution I graduated from. The only problem is … it is sitting on the floor next to the door collecting particals of dust day after day. It’s a wonder Rico hasn’t hiked up his hind leg and pee’d on it yet. 😏
I remember when my children’s father graduated from college. He was so proud – and rightfully so. When he received his degree, he wanted a ‘special’ frame for it. This was back in the 1990s and so for some reason, those paper degrees came in size extra large. Anyway, that frame must have been AT LEAST a 30×35 for a 11×14 sized paper. That might be exaggerating a little, but I can assure you I am not off the size by much. 😑
Because of the size of the frame, the only place to put it was over the fireplace. Being the supportive wife that I was, that large eyesore stayed in place for 5 years before I left the house. Every day, several times a day, I would look at that frame and think of so many other things I could have put there, but I digressed. I felt it would have been selfish of me to take it down. He, on the other hand, would have thought that I was envious of his achievements. That certainly wouldn’t have been the case because it was I that helped him achieve his goals (long story, not worth the time).
Now that I have somewhere I can put my own frame, I don’t feel it belongs up anywhere. There are wedding pictures, kids’ pictures, kids’ accomplishments and art that are occupying wall spaces. Sure, I can brag on the kids all day. On me? Nahhh… My frame can just stay where it is – out of the way. Some days, I do forget that I was (and still am) good enough to do something wonderful. At the very least, I can walk in and out of the room to remind myself daily of what I can accomplish.
Until next time… be blessed.