What a Honor

I was nominated to be my Law School's Graduation Speaker! I can't tell you what an honor this is. Not only was I nominated but the nomination was by fellow law students. And, these are students who are not from my original graduating class (as many of you know I could not graduate with my graduating class because I was diagnosed with 3b cervical cancer in my second year of law school)

Voting takes place this week and even if I am not ultimately chosen it is such an honor to even be considered! I do hope that I get the opportunity to speak at my graduation because I have so much to say. I never imagined I would be able to return to law school after my cancer diagnosis. Not only did I return, I did so after missing only 1 semester, my GPA increased and I am GRADUATING!

I cannot wait to be on that stage, have my family watch me accept my diploma and then celebrate. Not long ago I was told I only had a 20% chance of surviving my diagnosis. Now, I am alive, cancer free and getting ready to graduate.

There is no way I could have come this far without the love, help, encouragement and inspiration of my fellow law students and faculty. They made my graduation possible, and for that I will never forget them. Many law schools have a reputation of being competitive, mean spirited, cut throat. Not mine. My school was full of loving, creative, helpful, supportive, caring, giving men and woman. I could never put into words how grateful I am for all they have done for me.


jmt said...

Congrats on the nomination!! That's a wonderful recognition. Keep us updated on if you get to speak. :)

Diane said...

Congratulations Meaghan! Gosh, I sure hope you have your chance to speak. Your posts often bring tears to my eyes...but...they are good tears! You are an amazing inspiration for people.

sandra/tx said...

Congratulations, Meaghan. Well deserved, too. I hope you get to tell your story.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Congrats! Such an honor! Where do you go to law school at?

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

Congratulations! Certainly a wonderful honor for a very honorable woman!! I hope you win! You will inspired your peers... certainly, you already have.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What an honor, you have every reason to take pride in your accomplishments! (((HUGS)))

AngiDe said...

Oh! Congratulations on the nomination! That is so great! What a wonderful achievement to be finally graduating!

"Nana's Box"

Obsessedwithlife said...

Yay! Happy to see life is giving back to you like you give to it!

So happy for you!

ShakenFruit said...

dearest lovely-est most awesome Meaghan,




Anonymous said...

A HUGE congratulations for your nomination, Meaghan!!! What an incredible honor, and boy do you deserve it!

My son is in his final year of law school and it is such an enormous commitment of time and energy that we almost never get to see him and hug his neck, so I can only imagine the effort this achievement took from you. That makes it all the greater an honor, and all the more deserved.

Congratulations again!


amy (metz) walker said...

Congrats on your nomination...that is great! What an amazing story you have...

Mikki Black said...

Congrats, Meaghan! You're an amazing woman. I hope you get to speak and share some of your amazing-ness with the other grads.

The wife said...

Congrats!! That is such an honor!

Unknown said...

Oh, what a fabulous honor! Do keep us posted. The graduates and guests would be blessed by hearing your story!

Dr. Wifey said...

AWESOME! you certainly deserve to be the speaker, hope you are able to

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!! Even if you don't get to speak at graduation, I'm glad you continue to have a forum here. (PS - I had my mom tell all of the teachers at the school she works at the Get The Bean website for all of their holiday presents. Hopefully, they'll all purchase from you!!)

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

Congrats! That is wonderful, and you so deserve it.

Khadra said...

congratulations! and good luck!

University of Iowa Meg said...

Meaghan- That is great news. What a great honor that is :) You've definitely inspired me! As I don't have a cancer story, mine is of other issues (I've had heart surgery twice and have ulcerative colitis as you might know). It is so good to hear people's stories!

Anonymous said...

yaaaayyyy Meaghan! xoxo

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