Moms are amazing. We know this because we’ve seen so many shining examples, and Juliana Lamar is definitely one of them.
She’s worked hard for years to achieve her dream of becoming a lawyer. In fact, she even returned to school one week after giving birth to her son Beckham via C-section to avoid falling behind. So when she reached the major milestones of graduating from Belmont University College of Law and swearing into the Tennessee Bar Association this year, she’d earned a celebration!
Juliana said her accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without the support of her mom and her husband Javon, who is serving in the U.S. Army at a nearby base. She also credits 1-year-old Beckham, “who motivates me to keep going every day.”
Of course, she could never forget Judge Richard Dinkins, whom she described as her mentor and “guiding light.” She worked for Dinkins as a clerk in the Tennessee Court of Appeals, so it was fitting that he would be the one to swear her in.
When the special moment arrived, Dinkins made it even more memorable by insisting that they include Beckham. So while Juliana swore her oath, Dinkins held her toddler, bouncing and rocking the little one to keep him entertained.
Sarah Martin, one of Juliana’s colleagues, shared a video of the interaction on Twitter. “I’ve honestly never loved him more,” she wrote of Dinkins.
Neither has Juliana, who said she’ll always be grateful for his offer. She added, “To have my son take part in one of the greatest moments of my life was truly a blessing.”
Way to support this wonderful mom, Judge Dinkins! We know this act of kindness meant the world to Juliana.
Watch the sweet moment unfold in the clip below, and share to congratulate Juliana for a job well done.
Y'all. Judge Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals swore in my law school colleague with her baby on his hip, and I've honestly never loved him more. pic.twitter.com/kn0L5DakHO
— Sarah Martin (@sarahfor5) November 9, 2019
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