This mom’s graduation dream is 33 years in the making

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Bonnie Johnson takes the term “non-traditional college student” to a whole new level.

Like many Americans, Johnson had a dream of obtaining a college degree. But unlike so many of the Kennesaw State University graduates crossing the stage this morning, Johnson’s dream wasn’t achieved in a linear, four-year-long fashion.

In fact, realizing her goal took more than three decades. Johnson began pursuing a degree in business administration in 1983. Before she was able to graduate, however, life threw her more than a couple curveballs.

With two premature children born with special needs, Johnson found her academic interests took a backseat to caring for her children Read more…

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Father Retakes Wedding Photos With His 3-Year-Old in Mom’s Memory

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Photographs provide a means to access the past and keep memories fresh in mind. To pay tribute to his late wife, a father and his young daughter posed for a series of photos that reflect on their lives without her.

moving mom photo seriesImage: Melanie Tracy Pace, Loft3 Photography

In November, two years after Ben Nunery’s wife Ali passed away from a rare form of lung cancer, he and his daughter Olivia prepared to move from their Cincinnati home. According to Today, Nunery wanted a way to remember the home before leaving, so he asked his sister-in-law to take some final photographs.

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