Gris

by cafesitapoeta

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When I was in high school the girl leaning into me in this picture really made an impression on me.

Her name is Griselda. Her mom was a janitor at the school and she was never embarrassed.

There was this other kid who’s mom worked in the cafetería and he would never even look her way. Griselda would run to her mom and hug her between classes. Her mom was a very hard worker and instilled the same work ethic on Gris.

Gris just received a full scholarship to a special education masters program. She was one from a select few at her school. I am so insanely proud of her for being chosen. She’s the true definition of somebody who works hard to get to a higher place.

I am sharing this because I don’t want to be the only one to feel proud to know her story.

Thank you Gris, for being a great example to our people.

There is only one way to go from the bottom and you’re proving that with hard work and dedication you can get to the top and beyond.

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Currently listening to Daley, Those Who Wait

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