I have been dreaming of the day Farrah would graduate from college since the day she was born. When I was pregnant, all of my friends were just starting their first year of college. I watched as they all left their parents home's to go to their dorms. But, I had a very different life--married and expecting my first baby at 19. I was so excited when I was pregnant. I couldn't wait to be a mom. Growing up as a child actress, I was tutored on movie and TV sets. I had always wanted to go to college, but found my life taking a different path.
Farrah's education was always so important to me. I had been talking to her about college since she was about five years old. Farrah was always intelligent and an overachiever. Her degree is in psychology with a minor in business. How I wish my mother and father were there with us to witness this special day! I'm sure they were watching from above.
My sister Kathy and her husband Rick, along with all four of their kids, ended up having to be in Europe for business. I was disappointed they weren't there with me to celebrate one of the most important days of Farrah's and my life. I was filled with an enormous sense of pride and happiness that day. I will never forget the feeling I had watching my child graduate from USC.