Commencement 10 yrs later

It was 10 years ago that I was sitting on the floor of the Convo waiting for my name to be called so I could walk across the stage and enter the world of true adulthood.

In some ways it is so long ago that I can no longer remember the specifics of that day, in fact I had to look up the name of the convocation center where the graduation was. I feel like I was kind of a lost puppy then, not sure of where I was going or what life had in store. I am so blessed to look back and see the ways God has blessed me, has given me an amazing husband, beautiful kids, great job, and enduring family and friends.

It never seemed like a straight shot to get us where Thomas and I are today and I certainly didn't fathom we would be where we are today 10 years ago.

So as I watched my baby brother Alex walk across the stage and pose with his buddies for those milestone photos, I tried to imagine the man Alex will be in 10 years. Will he be married? Kids? Will he still have that same easy smile, the same sense of adventure? No one can say for sure, but I am not worried. This weekend affirmed for me that Alex has a good heart, good deep values; his foundation is solid and he will not be swayed by heavy waves or shifting sands.

I am so proud of my baby bro and can't wait to see what the future has in store for him, or rather what he has in store for IT.