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Mother gets degree after daughter gets masters


Holly Blakemore said she was burned out and tired of school when her mom Janet made her a promise she didn't expect.

"I was to that point where I was just like 'OK, would you hate me if I just stopped?'" said Holly Blakemore. "'What if I don't get my, masters? I'm just so sick of this.'"

Janet Blakemore told her she would go back and finish her degree if Holly stuck it out and got her masters.

So that's exactly what Holly Blakemore did, and she didn't forget the promise her mother made to her.

"'You owe me a degree' and she said 'It's time' and for the first time in a long time I was speechless," said Janet Blakemore. "I had no reply and when I can't say anything, then I guess that means I got to suck it up and do it."

Now, four years later, Janet Blakemore will be walking across the stage getting her own degree.

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