I recently attended an open house for my younger brother’s high school. Sitting in the school’s auditorium, along with hundreds of grade eight students and their parents, I could tell David was feeling really excited about starting grade nine next year.
He’ll suddenly have his own locker, instead of just a small cubby hole to share with another student. There will be tons of new classes, from media arts to wood working, and dozens of school clubs and activities. David won’t know anybody at his new school, so he’ll have a chance to reinvent himself and make new friends. He can hardly wait.
Throughout the presentation in the school’s auditorium, one thought kept running through my mind:
Thank God I’m finished high school.