I knew without question this was a pivotal moment. The days surrounding the paramount instant when he walked up on stage had been filled with photographs, stories and reminiscing. But as much as this occasion was about looking back on his life thus far, it was also focused on the future. What a wonderful time … More Celebrating the past; leaning into the future
COMMENCEMENT: 1: an act, instance, or time of commencing 2a: the ceremonies or the day for conferring degrees or diplomas 2b: the period of activities at this time Synonyms: alpha, baseline, birth, beginning, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold Antonyms: close, conclusion, … More Good beginnings, good endings, good beginnings.
It wasn’t when he approached the stage. It wasn’t when I handed him his diploma. It wasn’t even when we embraced – although that was very touching. It was when he walked away. That’s when it hit me. He is “ready to ride the bike” and I need to “let go of the seat.” When … More Going forth in faith