Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The End Of A Journey

Back in August of 2013 we opened a branch of the firm on the campus of St. Louis University.  That employee went off to college with a full head of steam and has emerged as a remarkable young woman.  She will be graduating with a degree in Education.  As, such we will be closing the "SLU branch" over the coming weekend.  Since I'll be out of pocket we won't be posting until Tuesday of next week.  

This weekend will mark the end of an era as the last of my "employees" finishes school.  All three will be out now on their own, marking their own place in the world.  So far their "boss" likes what he sees in their potential.  

They say that childhood is a long process of saying goodbye and at the end it's the parents who have the last and hardest farewell.  That will certainly be true this weekend.  The last chick flies the coop on Saturday, just shy by about a week when we welcomed the first addition to our family back in 1990.  My father said after my son was born that "you'll turn around once and he'll be ten and turn around once more and he'll be off to school".  Add one more turn to that and all three have struck out on the own into the world, tilting at windmills by themselves.  

God Bless to each of them and a special shout out to Margaret Leigh English, 2017 graduate, with honors, St. Louis University.

Her "boss" is going to try real hard not to shed any tears!

"Don't adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.....There was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. "It's a dangerous business, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to."  Bilbo Baggins.  "The Fellowship of the Ring."

"I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil."  Gandalf-"The Return of the King." 

Go raibh grásta Dé leat, mo chuisle mo stór!

*Long Kleenex and Memories!