Lessons Learned at High School Graduation
Kindergarten through 12th grade…
Thirteen years of parenting a prospective college student, 15 years if you count two years of preschool, and all of it reduced to a 3-second walk across a stage, a handshake and a sheet of paper that days later will be stuck on the top shelf of a bedroom closet. It was a small moment in time and a very big deal in the life of this parent, and I'm thankful it's over.
Now, it's all about the future and where to go from here which is precisely what the commencement address was about. Professor John Boyer delivered a terrific speech to the 2011 graduating class of Blacksburg High School and, to my surprise, there was something there for me, too.
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