|The culmination of so many sacrifices|
As I sat on stage today, I looked out at the hundreds of faces full of pride and excitement as they came to support their graduates. Families and friends came from across the country, and in many cases across the globe, to descend upon this little spot in the Monterey Bay. They brought noisemakers and posters and big smiles. But most importantly, they brought with them a unique story. Their stories speak of countless sacrifices and struggles. Their stories speak of love for their graduates. As the graduates walked across the stage and their names were read, many also included words of thanks for these family members and friends. There were thanks given to those in attendance and thanks given to family members who had passed away before this moment arrived. These graduates are full of gratitude and they recognize that this moment was not given, rather it was earned.
|Hundreds of proud families and friends|
|The Principles of Community flew high over the |
I am grateful beyond words for the BAS team members who played a role in the commencement activities this weekend. You made a difference!
A slug I am,