Celebrating graduation Midwest styleBy Lisa Lickel
They came from all over the world for the graduation ceremony of Long Distance learners at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan a week ago.
I’d heard names and stories for the past five years, but this was the first time I’d taken the opportunity to see for myself what I let my first son do. Really, when do you stop being a parent?
So, he’s been married the whole time, gainfully employed, but still…a mother’s heart bleeds watching a child work more than full time, buying a house and all the work that goes with that, being a full-time student as well and being exposed to strange new thoughts and ideas.
I was grateful he made friends and bonded with a great group of other students.
And that he had the support of his home church along the way.
And had house parents who blessed his socks off with a place to stay when he had to spend two weeks twice a year
and prayer and love. Thank you! Lynn and Dave.
The patience will pay off…we Midwesterners understand longsuffering builds character.