They say there’s NO love stronger than a Mother’s Love, and I can’t argue not even if I wanted to because a few days before Mother’s Day is hard to argue against.
Sharonda Wilson getting ready to receive her diploma at her graduation from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, United States.
But there was one problem – her son, Stephan, was also graduating on the same day at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
Stephan’s mother decided to forgo her own graduation in order to attend her son’s. But she didn’t know that the two universities had some surprises for them.
But hold on. How did the two universities know that Sharonda and her son Stephan would be graduating on the same day but at different universities?
A few days before the graduation Sharonda Wilson posted her predicament on Facebook. Among those who saw the post was a student who works in the president’s office at Central Michigan, the university where Stephan was to graduate from.
On graduation day, the student told Central Michigan president, Bob Davies, Sharonda and Stephan’s predicament.
The president contacted President of Ferris State University, David Eisler, to see if it was possible for Central Michigan University to confer Sharonda’s degree. He was given the green light to confer the mother with her degree.
Saturday came, the day of the graduation, and mom and son both walked across the stage at Central Michigan University, and were conferred their respective degrees.
“I had been looking forward to walking across that stage and accepting my degree for a long, long time,” Stephan said. “Earning my degree was such a huge milestone in my life, and having my mom with me to celebrate that moment was an unbelievable blessing. I am so proud of us both.”
Davies, the Central Michigan president, said both deserved to be recognized on their special day.
“Sharonda and Stephan both put in the long hours and hard work, and they deserved the chance to celebrate together as a family,” Davies said. “We appreciated the opportunity to partner with our friends at Ferris State to recognize and celebrate this milestone achievement for both Stephan and Sharonda.”