Monday, May 24, 2010

A hope and a future

As the graduation diploma portion of the ceremony began, the emcee announced that he knew it was hot and if once a graduate's name was called parents and grads wanted to leave,that was fine. So Joe Aaaable with a lucky last name at the start of the alphabet would have a full gallery of cheering fans but Lenny Zuckerman would likely collect his diploma to the gentle clapping
of two people- mom and dad.
Matt , sitting with the k's, only had to suffer through half the procession. I watched his curly head with the mortar board perched precariously atop the thick corkscrews, those thick dark locks part of my DNA as well.

I passed many things on to my son, few that he would be likely to thank me for. My multiple allergies, my poor arches, my difficulty calming my hyper nervous system so that sleep is ever elusive .... The list of trials I have provided him, with my genetic inadequacies goes on and on. However he is the sweet forebearing graduate who smiled for countless photos in the blazing sun yesterday and even put his arm around me so when I look back on that proud day, I will feel the touch of love on my heart. Sometimes beautiful and wonderful things happen despite us. And it didn't really matter if he had been the last grad collecting his diploma to an empty stand. To the small group clapping, he was the only person their eyes were on anyway.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to proser you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.

Nothing is impossible with God