Mom’s loving thanks to her son goes viral for all the right reasons

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Jelina Sheppard loves her son Karter. In fact, she even feels as though she owes him for her diploma from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She wrote a lovely message thanking him for all his support and patience on Instagram:

“Dear Karter, For all those nights you had to fall asleep in the library, for all those times you had to watch cartoons alone because I needed to do homework, for the early mornings in daycare because I needed to be in class to being the last one there because I had to work, most importantly for the moments of separation because I needed to get this done, Thank you.

“You are the motivation for my heart to keep beating. I love you more than words can say. I finished because you needed to see me do it. I’m not strong because I want to be, I’m strong because I’m your first example. We’ve seen a lot and overcame a lot more. To infinity and beyond, a mother’s greatest love.”

Sheppard told reporters, “We have a really special relationship.”

“When I’m sick, he takes care of me. When I’m in need of a hug, he’s there with open arms. I never thought I’d have a little boy watching over me, but I’m so happy I do.”