Well, it’s come and gone. This afternoon I stood with a few hundred other people, some who I knew, many that I did not, and became an official college graduate.
I’m not really sure what I feel. Sometimes I feel like I’m sad it’s over, other times I feel relieved. But mostly I think I’m just going to miss my friends. I never expected to make the friends that I did. But I’m glad I did.
Four years ago I stood outside at 5am and prayed that God would guide me. Everything I knew was changing, and he was going to be the only constant I knew. A lot of things have changed now, but the same thing still stands.
Everything is once again changing. But God is still going to remain my constant. I just know that my God is who He is. Then I can simply continue to trust in Him.
It seems like many things have been building up to this moment. A lot of little events have tied in and culminated this weekend. And somehow I’ve pulled together. Everything has passed smoothly. And in just reading the posts that I read daily, I stumbled on a quote from Dr. Seuss. I didn’t expect it, but it fits perfectly.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
I think that God works things together in a surprising way. And you know what, I will smile. I have no reason to cry. The friends that I’ve made are close friends. One’s that I will never truly let go. That’s what makes it exciting. That’s why I’ll smile. Like one of the honorary doctorates said today, true friendship is a dialogue between two people, a dialogue that will continue no matter how long you go without talking.
I’m happy. Sad yes, but happy. I’m ready to take on the next challenge that life has knowing that God is the one I follow.
And yes, it really did happen. I am an official graduate. Here’s the proof down below…