Our roller coaster ride lasted a bit longer than most, though not as long as some. DD was a deferred grad. That meant we went up for graduation weekend and participated in all of the fun activities, but she didn't actually walk across the stage at graduation. She had a couple of requirements to remediate before she could actually take the license exam and officially graduate. This week she took and passed her license exam! It may be about 4 months late, but that only makes it the sweeter! When we were on campus during graduation weekend, someone told us that what he admired about DD was that she never gave up. At the time she commented that she wasn't sure that stubbornness hadn't crossed the line to stupidity. She was feeling pretty discouraged. Well this week that stubbornness paid off and she is glad that she never gave up or stopped fighting for her goals. I just wanted to share this story to encourage other parents and their mids. When the going gets tough, don't give up!