It was a special day for Lawanda Flennoy.
For 25 years, she worked full-time to raise her three daughters, so finally earning an associate degree this month was especially sweet.
But the best part is that her children are graduating from school too — all at the same time. Her daughter Jade says this is a “happy coincidence,” but Lawanda says “not so much for me — it’s expensive for me.”
Amari just graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is heading off to a job with Ford.
Paris just graduated from Chicago State and has a job with Apple.
Jade is graduating from high school and preparing to attend Illinois State. And four-year-old granddaughter, Brooklyn, is about to graduate from pre-kindergarten.
If you’re keeping score: That’s three generations — five family members — all graduating in 2017.
“I set expectations and they met ’em,” Lawanda says. Was she a tough mother? “To say the least — absolutely,” Amari says, to laughter.
Lawanda says it was “overwhelming” to be on stage with her diploma.
Source: CBS | Dean Reynolds