It’s that time of year again.
Senior Celebration Sunday.
The truth is, this youth director prefers to stick her head in the sand all year and work very hard to not think about the fact that I will, in fact, have to say “goodbye” to my Seniors. My babies. It is a Sunday that I cry...and not a pretty cry!!!
Yet, it is the Sunday that I truly celebrate. Thankful for the time in ministry with such special, wonderful, beloved youth. All with incredible gifts and talents. Funny quirks that make me smile or roll my eyes. Thankful for the time that I have had to watch you grow, succeed, struggle, discover, and walk alongside you in various ways.
I have been thinking a lot about this day since I came to Haiti. I wish I could be there today with you- to give you each a big hug and tell you individually that I love you very much.
I have a THOUSAND things I would like to tell you, but I will leave you with just three...
1. God loves you...NO MATTER WHAT. And NOTHING will change that fact. NOTHING.
2. You can ALWAYS come home. We will be here for you when you need us.
3. God has a purpose for your life. Fo sho! It is an exciting thing to find that and live into it. So find it. And live into it. And SMILE!
My prayer for you is this....(from a quote I found by that amazing writer Anonymous)
"All through your life, by the power of God's Spirit, may you touch the lives of others for good. If it be through the words you speak, the prayers you speak, or the life you live."