Today, though rather quiet around the house, was a big day for me. Today I graduated from high school. Unlike many teenagers, I didn't have an awards ceremony, I wasn't handed a diploma, I'm not partying with my friends. I didn't go to senior prom with my class. I don't have a class. It's just me.
The past twelve years I have spent in my parents home, studying at the dining room table mostly, with my mom as my teacher, and yes, my dad as the principle. Every autumn I would get so excited when the big cardboard box would arrive at our doorstep, brimming with fresh books for the new school year. And then I remember reaching the middle of the second semester and wishing it would all just end.
Now it has ended. However in a way, it hasn't ended; it has really begun, for a whole new chapter lies ahead, full of blank pages. Though I have been in the process of making some big plans, there is still so much unknown out there that sometimes it feels a bit daunting. Whatever God has in store for me, I pray that I will be able to fulfill His amazing plan to the best that I can.
Lastly, I just want to take a moment to say how much I appreciate all of the time, work and love my parents have put into my school years, and to thank them for the amazing education they have given me, all in the shelter of our home. They will never know what it has meant to me. Thank you Lord for giving me the best parents in the world!