It's the time of year when many young people are moving on to that next phase of life. For some it is college, others choose to serve in the armed forces, some enter the work force while others have yet to decide what their next move will be.
We've had the opportunity this weekend to share in celebrations with several young people and their families. I've enjoyed reflecting on our relationships with these kids and their families and how we've connected.
Some connections were made years ago. Some just a few months ago.
Throughout the weekend we saw many of the same faces over and over again. I've shared here before that we live in a small community so we know a large percentage of the population. This weekend it was obvious that we are a tight-knit community and that yes, we do make a difference in the lives of our young people. All the more reason to be more aware of the decisions I make, the words I say, and the actions I take because people are watching.