They said it was impossible.
Jesus knew better, though, and he said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)
A lot of people in my class didn't even want to walk. They thought a community college graduation was a joke. They couldn't wait to move on to stage 2. And let's face it, I'm excited for the future too.
This isn't what I pictured. 10 years ago I crossed the stage as high school valedictorian. My future was vibrant. I was ambitious. The world was my oyster. This is nothing like what I pictured for myself.
It's even better.
I have never felt more loved. More blessed. More overwhelmed with joy.
Life is precious and the life I have is truly a miracle.
So for some, yesterday was just a lame day of symbolic tradition. But for me, it was rich with meaning. As I walked across the stage and moved my tassel, my heart nearly burst with excitement. I have defied the laws of psychiatry and the reality that had been imposed upon me. By the healing power of Jesus, my hope was restored and my ability to dream has been reignited.
You'll be seeing more of me, folks. Just you wait.