It was an emotionally gripping day for me today. One of those days that makes the everyday grind of your job very worth it. It was graduation day at our adult ed. school. Many of the graduates come from a pretty rough inner city context, so some of the speeches had us all near or in tears. But wow, talk about redemption. Education can be a wonderful kingdom thing.
One student I am particularly proud of is off to university in the fall. He had this to say,
"Just three years ago I was a drug addict, tripped out on crystal meth. I was dying! Now I am graduating and taking care of my new son..."
And tonight is the Bombers home opener. To quote Lou Reed, "Oh, what a perfect day!"