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- TITLE: A New Day's Commencement
By Rachel Rudd
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Normally, she would read for quite a while before she began to speak to the Lord. This morning, however, she could not focus on the words. Instead her mind began to turn back the hands of time and remind her of former joys and sorrows.
She thought of when she first met her husband and their quick engagement and wedding. How she rejoiced when she discovered she was pregnant four months later! Their decision for her to remain at home to take care of the family had been an easy one. Then the years passed quickly as three more children arrived in short order after the first. Suddenly they were starting school and, just as quickly, it seemed they were finished. How she treasured those times of wiping away tears, soothing a hurt ego, and even comforting broken hearts!
But now they were all either settling into homes of their own or finishing college. Her heart rejoiced at their accomplishments but especially at their character. Not one of them had ever strayed from the Lord or Biblical principles.
Something felt amiss, though. Her memory once again brought her back to her younger years when she was in school. While the others her age wanted success and money, she remembered the longing in her heart to do something worthwhile-she wanted to teach.
The first sight of dawn began to appear as sparkling diamonds on the horizon.
How wonderful it must be to see the light of learning glow in a child's eyes! How great it would be to be the one to turn on the switch!
Long fingers of sunshine began to stretch out over the edge of the world.
Why could she not still fulfill that dream? She had been an avid reader over the years. She always loved to learn and even followed along in her children's academic work.
A fiery head peeked over the edge of the world shining its first bright light.
Would it be possible for her to get accepted into a college at her age? What would the other young collegiates say? She decided she did not care. She knew what her goal was and she knew what she had to do.
The sun finally broke from its sleepy awakening and burst forth in full splendor to start the day.
She would go down to the local college and get an application today.
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