#Homecoming is over. It was great taking a nostalgic walk down #memorylane at #ClaflinUniversity If the walls could talk, the walls would share stories with underclassmen about students that worked hard, yet procrastinated on writing last minute papers, dared to dream, were driven to be successful, that stumbled & got back up again and spoke up when it was necessary and the right thing to do. •
The pictures, plaques & banners on the walls would talk about how records were set in sports & how opportunities were created by students working together with goals being successful. The walls would tell about the sacrifices it took to write papers, write #code, conduct experiments, write business plans, marketing plans & balance accounting ledgers. •
The walls would talk about Coach Brownlee, Coach Guydon, Coach Jordan, Nurse, Mr. Lee, Mr. C., Dr. Stiff, Freya Humphrey, Dr. McDaniel, Dr. Hasan, Dr. Perez, Dr. Igwe, Ms. Highermath, Dr. Stokes, Ms. Anderson, Mrs. Kelly, Dr. Brockington, Ms. Huger, Ms. Rose, & even Dr. Rogers. The walls would talk about how these professors cared & held you accountable. •
The walls would be #cheerleaders for future students and would let them know that they will succeed. No matter how tough it got & if they struggled, the plaques & banners showed that success was still attainable.
We come back each year to remember the friendships we made, celebrate each other, reconnect with old friends, relive old stories, laugh, cry, memorialize, hug, smile and scream when we see old friends we haven’t seen in awhile. We anxiously walk the yard seeking our friends and taking pictures to save our memories for future reference.
It is a necessary break each year to be rejuvenated by the #friendships that have lasted over 20 years. The energy & love that is released during this one weekend carries us to the next year until we meet again. Some of our friends have gone on to be with Lord. We still remember them as if they are here & we talk about them in our conversations. They will never be forgotten. •
May you be refreshed, your #dreams be restored, & inspired to be & do all God called you to do! Until next year.. #Onward #SlideLeft #Writer