Yesterday was amazing. I feel like the entire day took about five seconds though. Seriously, I've been alternately looking forward to it and dreading it all year long. And then it was just...done. Walking down the aisle (doesn't that make it sound as though I were getting married?) happened in a blink, (thankfully I don't think I had a stupid grin on my face. But who knows? I can't see myself...) receiving my diploma happened in a blink, the reception happened in a blink. And then I was home, reading cards and thinking, we're done. Oh wow. What just happened?
I was actually enjoying myself immensely all day yesterday. There were a few tears during the ceremony, though not as many as I expected. I just had a blast! Seeing so many friends, and just enjoying every moment.
But then this morning I was looking at a picture of all eight of us seniors and that's when it hit me. I'm done. The chances of all eight of us being together again at the same time like that...slim. So, needless to say I had a few moments of sadness this morning (although no tears).
It just happened so quickly. I feel like any moment I'm going to blink and be eighty and think oh wow. What just happened?
I have great, great memories of the past eighteen years. And I'll have great, great memories made in the years to come. I'll live in the moment so as not to miss a thing, but I won't hold onto the past.
To be honest, I was not expecting to feel this good, to be so happy and content. I'm thanking God for the peace I have right now.