There are moments in your life that are monumental. You will always remember them. I can remember when I married my beautiful wife Jennifer. I remember sitting at our rehearsal dinner and looking around the room and I distinctly thought to myself, these people will never be in the same room together again. I had people from my past and present sitting at the same table. Family and friends and their dates all occupying the same space. High school friends and college friends together.   I just remember thinking this is monumental! This point in time will never happen again!  I intentionally looked around the room, took a deep breath and soaked in the scene.

We each have times like these in our lives.  It could be getting married, having your first child, getting a new job or even retiring.  Each of these stages are monumental.  They are rites of passage.  This time of year there are a lot of students graduating from High School. This is one of those times.  It is monumental for students, parents and anyone who knows them.  Take some time to look around you, take a deep breath, soak in the scenery and celebrate.  I know that its difficult with everything that is going on but you will never be at this place and time again in history.  Take some time to celebrate this rite of passage with your student.

Be intentional about the next few months with these guys and girls that are about to go off to college.  Tell them how you feel about them, cast a vision for their future and pass on a few nuggets of wisdom to them.  Sure, they’ll think its corny and there will be some eye rolling going on.  It doesn’t matter though.  They’ll still look back on that time with fondness and might even get a few things out of what you said.  More importantly, they’ll remember the time that you spent with them.  It will be monumental.

Deut. 6:6-7 “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

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