This was supposed to be the postponed date for my daughters college graduation. Again we were supposed to be in Chicago this weekend celebrating this occasion with family and friends. With the number of COVID cases rising it too, along with everything else was canceled.
It was a nice uneventful online ceremony. The usual speakers. The highlight was Loyola’s 101 year old Sister Jean speaking to the graduates. She is an icon at Loyola, in Chicago and in the world of college basketball. There were break out sessions for the different colleges at the university, The whole thing took about an hour.
The graduates received a special graduation package to open during the ceremony. It was a nice touch for an unprecedented situation.
I guess I shouldn’t complain, we had front row seats in the comfort of our own home. I missed though all the pomp and circumstances and the celebrating as I am sure all the graduates did as well.
Kirsten and her friends have taken this all in stride. It is not the graduation anyone wanted or planned. Entering the next chapter has not been easy for these graduates. Jobs are difficult to find in the midst of this pandemic. In time I am sure everything will work out we just have to have a little more patience with the world right now.
Times are not ideal for many, I know a lot of people are struggling right now and have way bigger problems than a college graduation ceremony. It puts things in perspective when you take the time to think of others who may not be as fortunate as we are at this time.
I know Kirsten will find the perfect job in God’s perfect timing. She has a lot to offer and wants to save the world we live in for future generations. I have faith that she can do it!
Go forth and set the world on fire Kirsten and fellow Ramblers! Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2020.