I have been a big fan of the television show Star Trek, since I was a child. The opening monologue of the television series Star Trek is what I will use to preface this blog post because it is so fitting…
SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER. THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE. IT’S FIVE YEAR MISSION: TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW WORLDS. TO SEEK OUT NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS, TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE.
I find this to be very fitting for a graduation because these young people are on their way to exploring new things, discovering the best of themselves, exploring the world of adulthood, making their impact on the world, doing things in a new, strange and different way… THEIR WAY. Their adventure starts now! They must now go forth into the world and find what path leads them to greatness.
I have been blessed to watch my youngest go from the beginning of her formal learning in Head start to the milestone of High School Graduate! I am proud of her accomplishments, I am nostalgic thinking about all of her hills and valleys, I am anticipating what she will do next, and I am in awe of God’s grace.
Calls home from school, standardized tests, class elections, three different high schools, taks tests, pre-Cal, college applications, and finally the walk across that stage. she worked hard and she deserves this deep sigh of relief! HOWEVER, she also knows that it is time to take another deep breathe and keep moving forward because THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!!