Monday, May 16, 2011

An End or a Beginning?

It's May. That means several things. First of all, summer is right around the corner. But also, graduations are happening all the time. It isn't my turn yet, which I am perfectly content with. But now that I am older, I know more and more people who are graduating. Which means, more ceremonies to go to, more parties to attend. But most of all it means goodbye.

Not necessarily to that person, but it means goodbye to this time in our lives. To the years we had when there were very few responsibilities and lots of high school-related get togethers. I will really miss the girls I know who are graduating. Not because I won't ever see them again, but because now things are going to be different.

No more debate class with one of my favorite teachers. No more speech practice with an amazing girl. No more staying up late together the night before we have a test, then studying as hard as we can the next morning. No more getting together for Chemistry and laughing about how similar we all think or how much we 'hate' chemistry.

While it is a little sad to think about, this isn't the end. It's a last, for sure. Maybe this is when it is appropriate to say 'The end is just the beginning.' Because it's true. Everyone who graduates, even me eventually, is just beginning a whole different adventure. Whether its college, or a job or maybe missionary work overseas, or a wedding, It's a whole new adventure and God has great plans for every one of His children.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Dedicated to all of the Seniors who are ending one part of their lives to start living in a new way. Dedicated to Caitlin, Mollyanne ,Jennae, Julia, Jannake, Rachel, Miranda and all of my close senior friends that I forgot to mention. I love you all and congrats, grads!

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