Caps and Gowns and Hope and Smiles

Today I had the great blessing and pleasure of watching my 20 year old niece graduate from college.

She and all the graduates were all smiles as they accepted their diplomas and accolades. The enthusiasm and optimism was palpable and infectious. May God bless them with courage and wisdom as they embark on a journey fraught with uncertainty and danger.

So proud of you, Chloe!!!

I couldn’t help but recall my own college days and wish I could return to that cloistered academic existence. My life is pretty good now and I still do a lot of studying and reading and writing, but I miss those manicured campus grounds full of professors orating in huge auditoriums, and the feeling of being part of a living, learning organism. Ah, the good old days!

Now it’s the class of 2022’s turn to go out and see what they can do with this crazy world. They’ll need a lot of prayers because things are a little rocky right now. But don’t tell them that . Let them enjoy this moment of hopeful triumph. Congratulations graduates!


  1. I know what you mean. Every time I visit a college campus I’m struck by the seemingly perfect environment. If only we could live in a eutopia like that.
    I love the look on Chloe’s face. What a priceless, beautiful smile! Congratulations to her.

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