Graduating from college is an achievement to be proud of no matter what is going on in your life. Jelina Latrice Sheppard knows this to be especially true, as she has raised her son, Karter, simultaneously throughout her college career. After graduating cum laude with her bachelor's degree this past weekend, Sheppard took to Instagram with a heartwarming photo of herself in her graduation cap and gown, hugging Karter tightly, with a thank-you message to him.
For all those nights you had to fall asleep in the library, for all those times you had to watch cartoons alone because I needed to do homework, for the early mornings in daycare because I needed to be in class to being the last one there because I had to work, most importantly for the moments of separation because I needed to get this done, thank you.
Read the rest of her touching tribute to Karter above.