The Myles family has a lot to celebrate this May, and the internet is sharing in their excitement. All three New Orleans residents will be donning cap and gown and, based on this now-viral Facebook graduation portrait, they’ll surely look amazing.
As for the accolades, dad Mario Myles is receiving his Masters in Special Education from Xavier University, mom Shenitria Myles is earning a law degree from Loyola University New Orleans, and little Mario “MJ” Myles Jr. is graduating kindergarten from Lake Forest Elementary School.
Like any proud parent, Shenitria sent the adorable pic to MJ’s grandparents via Facebook, with the caption “#MayGrads #AFamilyThatStudiesTogether.” Soon after, the post spread far beyond their relatives, with many moms applauding their inspirational accomplishments. Shenitria told ABC News that she receives at least 100 messages a day from motivated parents who are also students.
“There are still some families that are working hard to do their best every day and doing their best to make it happen and the picture kind of sums it up,” she told ABC News. Shenitria, who met her husband at Xavier University, had her son while she was still a sophomore. But the new responsibility didn’t derail her goals. In fact, the family helped each other get to this point.
“There are times that I come home and I’m laying on the couch and [MJ will] say, ‘Oh, you have to get up. You have to study,’ because he’s so used to us all coming home and just getting to work.” she told ABC News. “He’s pushed me even more.”
[via ABC News]