May 27, 2013


This week my sister is hurrying to get her home ready for her oldest son’s graduation party. I look at my nephew and all of his friends and think of the new journey they all will be experiencing. Some of them are going to college, some are playing hockey, some are staying home and getting a job, but whatever they are doing, they will be going forth as adults.

Their years of being a student in Jefferson County Public Schools has ended. They no longer have to go to school and now make the choice on whether to continue their education. I find myself envying them all again. To be able to have life ahead of them and look at life with fresh eyes is appealing. I was there once. I remember the fear and the excitement of leaving home. I made mistakes, I made good choices and I made memories.

I bow to all the graduates and wish them luck in their journey.

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