The day has finally come. Even as I type these words, you have arrived at Independence High School for your final instructions. In a couple of hours, you’ll make the long walk, shake a hand or three, and receive your diploma. Tassels will move and caps thrown toward the sky. We’ll be cheering and crying with love and pride for you.
And then it’ll be over. You’ll have graduated to the next level, taken a step into what life holds for you. It will be time to commence.
You’ll hear much today about life and plans and goals and dreams. Some of it will be cliche but a nugget or two will stick with you. All of it is good.
All I have to say is you’ve planned and prepared and now it’s just more doing until the next phase or level or whatever you want to call it. That’s just life.
Plans can change. Dreams can be attained or not. Much will happen after your cap falls from the sky and comes down to earth.
Remember to trust your heart.
I love you. I’m proud of you. Life is waiting for you.