Because I already participated in the commencement ceremony for my degree (way back in 2005!) I was not eligible to walk in this year’s ceremony. But, my husband’s parents treated me to a graduation ceremony of their own this past weekend. It was a lot of fun!

My mother-in-law gave a very nice commencement address in which she discussed the importance of hard work, perseverance, and resilience.


In addition to the honors I received from Keene State College, I also received several awards from the Wilsonian Institute, as well as from various members of my family (including my cat!).


It’s hard to believe this but the last time I “graduated” Lillia was the same age as Zane is now! She’s grown a lot since then but she always was, and still is, a huge part of my motivation to finish my degree.


My mother-in-law even made me this delicious cake, complete with a red & white color scheme — the colors of my alma mater.

I am so grateful to have such a wonderful family.


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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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