Realizing your dreams is never too late. It is still possible to achieve many of the objectives you set aside when you were younger, even when you are older. The dream of many people is to graduate. Many people who had to leave high school or college due to a variety of personal reasons still aspire to return and complete their education.
According to WLOX, Mississippi’s Ellouise Lewis, who was in the tenth grade, was forced to leave high school. She claims that years later, not graduating is still one of her biggest regrets.
Ellouise’s desire, however, was recently realized thanks to some helpful personnel at Gulfport Care Center, her nursing home.
Lisa Perdue, the activity director, learned about Ellouise’s wish and tracked down Wells of SouthGate, a nearby Christian-based learning facility, to assist the senior in obtaining her GED.
Ellouise began reading and preparing so she could ace a practice exam given by the learning facility.
She was given an honorary GED in recognition of passing the test. She did meet the standards for a GED, even though it isn’t a real one.
At a ceremony held at the nursing home, Ellouise received her certificate from the learning center. Ellouise, who was wearing a cap and gown, broke down in tears as she realized her lifetime ambition.
“I was excited when they told me that I could earn my GED here. I’m still content, she said to WLOX. Excuse me, but knowing that I can accomplish this makes me happy.
“Until today, I had never had the opportunity to graduate.”
Making this happen is a blessing for Lisa Perdue and her coworkers, she added.
The learning center’s first recipient of an honorary GED is Ellouise. Leonard Martin, who gave the 90-year-old the certificate, praised his involvement and expressed his hope that more people will “follow in her footsteps.”
Happy 90th birthday to Ellouise, who just received her honorary GED! It’s a tale that demonstrates that achieving a lifelong desire can be done at any time.
Please spread the word about this motivational tale and give Ellouise your sincere congratulations!