For some on Tuesday, school was out forever. High school, that is. My stepson and 250 or so of his colleagues graduated from Palmyra High School. They completed that rite of passage, and are moving on to bigger and better things.
I had a simple posting on Facebook Tuesday morning, and I wanted to post it here.
Dear Graduating PHS Seniors. THIS IS IT!!! Tonight will truly be the last time you are all together in one place. Enjoy the moment and take it all in. Because, even with class reunions, not everyone attends. Some of you will stay close for a lifetime, and others, you may not see again. You have worked hard and now is your time to shine. Some of you have a definite plan, but others are not sure what to do, and that's OK. You are young and have time. Thank you parents, step-parents, caregivers, teachers, coaches, pastors, mentors for helping you to arrive here. You made it. Congratulations Graduates, here's to you!
So, to my Stepson, Noah Parker and the rest of the Class of 2016--a job well done!
(Noah with his Mom--and my wife, Shari Schappell)