High School Graduation. A defining moment on the time line that is our lives.
Last night, our Makenzie graduated from Lutheran South Academy in Houston. Wait … Let me rephrase that. Makenzie’s Name graduated from the school. The idea for this edit comes from the bulletin that was handed out at the occasion.
Turning to the back of the two-fold, the list of graduates neatly appears in two columns. Some names are simply listed. Others with an asterisk noting “Magna Cum Laude” or “Cum Laude.” (These are Latin phrases which denote academic honors). There was a third title that only one person held last night. It was not designated with an alphabetic punctuation. The special honor was highlighted with a cross. “Graduated to be with our Lord.”
That is how Makenzie was honored. The ultimate graduation for her … for any of us. Kellie and I received her diploma during the special presentation portion of the night. Tears of happiness and loss dripped down our cheeks as we opened the placard to see her name. My first thought was Kenzie’s gonna love seeing this!
It is difficult to even write about this. My eyes moisten as I remember last night and my futile attempt to find Makenzie’s face in the sea of green robes and tassels. But I am reminded that she is with Jesus. She has graduated based on the work of her Savior not on the work of her studies. My lovely graduate is home.
Life Changing Links …
- Tribute Video played at Makenzie’s Celebration Service.
- Makenzie’s Celebration Service Online – Click Here
- “I Dance For You My King” (Video: Makenzie’s song by Anthony Celia)
- “Image of Grace” (Video: Song written and played by Nathan Stocker)
- “Makenzie Memories” (a blog by one of her best friends, Katie Davis)