Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On Graduation

I still can't fathom the fact that I will be graduating, along with my class mates of 4 years, on Sunday. A friend used the term 'crucible' to describe our experience at Swarthmore. It may sound like an exaggeration to some, but I would say that's a fair description. It's been a test that has refined us and tested our characters beyond what we previously thought possible.

I've never been good at saying goodbye. Who is really? Therefore, I've decided to say my farewells for now rather than adopting the attitude of 'have a nice life'. I believe that God will allow us to remain present in the lives' of those we care about, and paths can cross unexpectedly.

Speaking of God. Going to Chapter Camp last week was one of the best experiences I've had this year. Spending a week reading through Genesis, discussing bible applications for postgraduate life, and spending time with wonderful people is such a blessing. I think my biggest lesson learned was about the importance of relationships in our lives with God and being part of a true community. God has plans and a purpose for each of us if we choose to follow, and I think we all left camp committed to do so. There is of course the fear that it was just a 'spiritual high' which will fade once we succumb to the pressures of the "real world," but I believe that the lessons go deeper than that.

Onwards to the next chapters of our lives, but I have to take a moment to express my gratitude for the experiences I've had.

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