These are two words that work together. With a graduation comes the promise of a change, and I feel like I have been graduating these past few months. It is somewhat scary and somewhat exciting too. I have really had to reevaluate my priorities and learn how to balance the good and the best. There are so many wonderful things in which I want to be involved, but I have to continue to look at what is most important.
Right now my family and my children are most important. The past month has really reminded me of the importance of family, especially with the death of my grandmother. The last week of May we also attended my niece's high school graduation. This "little" girl was the flower girl in my wedding! (What a reminder of how old I have become!)
So, I must now "graduate" to another stage of life and choose the best.
To my niece, who is starting her life's adventure:
"...Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land..." Deut. 30:19-20