Bursting with Pride for Our College Graduate

Reflections about my son as he moves on to life’s next phase.

Susan Poole
4 min readMay 7, 2024

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Photo by Good Free Photos on Unsplash

Four years ago, we moved our youngest child— our baby and only son — into college at The Ohio State University. The pandemic overshadowed his freshman orientation with a staggered drop-off schedule, face mask requirements, and social distancing. Two weeks into the fall semester, a…

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Susan Poole

Mother, lawyer, nonprofit executive, breast cancer survivor, and aspiring author. Recently left her day-job to write about topics that she’s passionate about.