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Would a SAHM be asked to do this:
be a Commencement speaker?
Think about it.
Why do I ask?
A little background....I spent grades 7-12 attending a school that claims to be "committed to fostering excellence in academics, the arts and athletics." In addition, this school also "offers a stimulating learning environment with emphasis on integrity, leadership, diversity and service, as well as on respect for self and others." Lastly, women completing their education leave with "experience as creative, capable, and courageous young women."
I think I fit all those things as a SAHM. In fact, I think all Mom's regardless of SAHM or not, fit those things.
When the current graduating class was asked to choose qualities they would most like to see in a Commencement speaker they said: "a woman; young (although by whose definition, really?), engaging, and passionate about life and her professional endeavors."
Is SAHM not professional? (Pardonnez moi!)
In addition these qualities were considered by the speaker they ultimately chose who happens to be...a diplomat: "an eloquent public speaker and dynamic role model."
SAHMs possess both these qualities, too.
Maybe I was confused about what I took away from my education at that school for 6 very important years in my life: "investment in leadership."
After graduating without any sort of honors...just average grades....I went on to complete College and Graduate School. My performance at both these higher education institutions was much better.
But, after all those years of education.....and all my years of working for a paycheck.....I am just a Mom.
Just a Mom right now.
I hope I am changing the world by guiding my kids to be good people....like all Mothers/parents do.
But, that isn't going to get me an invitation to speak at a Commencement.
So much for attending a school that boasts an education laced with the history of "strong women."
SAHM Moms and Dads are strong people, too.
Last edited by pepin; 06-27-2014 at 09:31 PM.