A 17-year-old high school graduate walked across the stage and got her diploma just minutes after laying eyes on her new twin grandchildren!
Marcolo Nersta’s daughter Emolette, 10 emerged from the delivery room with baby twins — a boy and a girl — just in time for her mom to give kisses to her daughter, the new mom, and her new grandbabies. She then rushed to her own graduation ceremony.
“This is the best graduation present a woman could ever get,” says Marcolo. “I don’t care what anybody says. All three of them are healthy, and I’ve never been more thrilled in my entire life! This is absolutely the most wonderful day in the world!”
Marcolo’s husband, Fralto, 18, also graduated in the same exercises — but he didn’t get to see the new members of his family until after graduation.
“I hated to leave the hospital while our daughter Emolette was in labor,” says Fralto. “But I was also determined not to miss my own graduation. I worked too hard to earn this diploma.”
As it turned out, he left the hospital just moments before the two 5 pound, 3 ounce twin babies were born.
“We have our work cut-out for us,” Fralto says. “Now, we have not only ourselves and Emolette to think about, but two more little ones in addition.
“It surely will be hard, but it will be something worth working for. It is always worth it to work hard, when you are doing it for a family you love.”
Fralto is going to work with his father in his small plumbing business located in Walhk, Burma, their hometown. He has been working there part-time since he married Marcolo, at age 8.
Marcola is planning to continue her education by studying accounting in college. She hopes to eventually become certified, while she works part-time doing the books for her father-in-law and husband’s business, and takes care of her ten-year-old child and infant grandchildren.
“It is just a wonder that they were born just before graduation,” says Emolette, the happy 10-year-old mother. “I was going to see my mom and dad graduate, but it was impossible. It was a day I’ll never forget.”