Would you mind a short brag session from a mother who’s so, so proud of her younger son?
David’s graduating from SDSU this weekend! That alone is worth bragging about, since taking just four years to complete a Bachelor’s degree is a statistical long shot these days. But considering all he’s gone through in those years, my son’s accomplishment is even more remarkable than that.
Just one month into his sophomore year, he was the victim of a brutal, unprovoked assault. Despite the seriousness of his injuries (which would have sidelined most people for a long while), he kept right on going. He bravely faced his classes, the criminals, the courts. And he won — a diploma for himself and felony convictions for four of the thugs!
It’s for him that I’m promoting AB 2165 legislation: as salve for what he went through, and to keep others from facing the same fate.
Over the past few years, I’ve seen my son face giant-sized problems with dignity, courage, and grace. And like the David who defeated Goliath, my son has lived up to his name.
He’d probably kill me if he knew I’d posted this, but you know how we mothers are…