We Stood Steady as the Stars

Lately I’ve been overwhelmed with a sense of curious contentedness. The future is unfolding; I am a mere witness. This Saturday marks my high school graduation, leaving me torn apart by emotion. I’m so grateful it’s over, and I can begin devoting more time to the things which truly bring me joy, and that I want to make a career out of, but at the same time this has been one of the best seasons of my life.

The first three years defined me, and in this last one I have gotten so close to my guys. Most girls would hate being one of the only girls, but I loved it. These boys have become my brothers, often my bodyguards, and always the dearest of friends. Everyone says after high school that they will keep in touch. I don’t want to make an empty promise, but I will say that I’ll try my hardest. That I won’t ever forget them. That I’ll love each of them till the day I die, and that should they need anything, I’m only ever a phone call away. And that goes for each of you: Aurelio, Tommy, Ian, Noah, and Teddy.

And then there are the founders of Equip, the men who have become like dear uncles to me. All I can say regarding these two is thank you. Thank you for all you’ve sacrificed to make Equip the incredible institution it is. Thank you for sacrificing your lives to pour into ours. Thank you for helping shape me into who I am. Thank you for always being there for us. Thank you for being such clear examples of what it means to live a life abandoned for Jesus.

I don’t know what the summer will be. I don’t know what the future will be. Like I said, I’m just watching it unfold. But I’m beginning to understand who I am, and that is in large part due to Equip Education. I didn’t set out meaning for this post to be so painfully emotional, but I guess it’s okay since I’m graduating high school and all. Tomorrow will come as it comes; God’s holding it and giving me tastes and glimpses each day. So far, it seems pretty wonderful. I’m ready for it now. Freshman year, the idea of graduating and ever leaving this place terrified me. But I’m ready now.

Let’s fly.

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