I shed tears every year at graduation.
Tears of pride in our students. For all of their years of hard work and study is culminating in their graduation. Knowing many of the difficulties they have overcome during this time.
But also tears of sadness as we are saying goodbye to those we have come to care about. We share daily life together: working, sharing meals, playing games, praying and worshiping together. We share life events: birthdays, weddings, babies, memorials. The students become part of our hearts. Many of them we may not see again in this life time.
Mostly we are happy to know they are fulfilling God’s call on their lives. And we will be excited to hear from them in the future (I love Facebook) and how God has been working in their lives.
God bless you all!