Sunday was a beautiful day for a graduation. A shower early on brought out the sunshine and all those graduates didn’t care at all as they walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. What a big and wonderful day for everyone there. Congratulations to the seniors who have worked so hard for so long to earn this reward. Congratulations to the parents who have worked along side them, keeping them focused, providing for their needs and helping through the tough times. Congratulations too to the grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings and cousins who have walked the road with them offering encouragement and direction. Congratulations to everyone who graduated and everyone who loves a graduate. This is a big step and the beginning of a long wonderful journey.
So, graduates, step off that stage and onto the new ground you will walk now. First celebrate! You have earned it. Celebrate and draw to you all the joy that is yours. It will not be your last time to feel this sense of liberation but embrace the joy of this time like it will never come again because it won’t. There will be others for sure, but this time is unique, and you should never forget it. The future belongs to you now. Treasure it as you do the past. I am so excited to see what you will have in store for us all. Congratulations!
And for the rest of us, there is Patsy Cline. On Thursday at 7 p.m. the Rector Community Museum will present Vicky Bishop singing the songs of Patsy Cline. I can assure you this will be an evening you will not want to miss. Come down and enjoy the show. Make a list of all your favorites. This woman is amazing.
We will be balanced precariously on the edge of a bad storm system tomorrow, so keep your eyes on the sky and the weather reports. Stay safe.
I’m going to cut this short to keep the emphasis on our newly graduated seniors. Bye for now.