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Graduation ceremony.

Jun 22, 2013 by

Graduation ceremony.

Tuesday, June 18th was my step son Connor’s graduation.  I woke feeling very tired and sore but ready to be there for Connor on his special day.  To me, it felt like a dual celebration, we were both “graduating” in our own ways.  Connor from Chatsworth Elementary School and me, from Cancer Treatments.

What a happy day for us both!

As I sat in the warm auditorium feeling, not so great, and fanning myself with the commencement program, I felt myself getting choked up.  I reflected back on the past year – and all that we had both accomplished.  Connor, marching through school and exceling at every sport he played, praying for me in CCD class and lacing his Lacrosse stick in hot pink for Breast Cancer.  Me, powering through a terrible back injury and then cancer.

Here we were, both smiling, we had a lot to celebrate.  When I saw Connor walking up to get his “diploma” and that sweet dimpled grin on his face, tears were in my eyes.  I was so proud of him, my sweet step son with his natural charisma and winning smile.  A chapter for us both closing, a new chapter starting and a world of new beginnings around the corner for both of us.

The kids sang several songs, but the one that resonated the most was the one that they sang in closing.  All the 5th graders with their bright futures ahead of them.  It’s called  Hall of Fame.  I wanted to share it here with you.

It’s a great reminder, that YOU have the ability to do whatever it is that you want to, if you put your mind to it.

So whoever, and wherever you are in this life.  Go be great.  No matter what life throws your way.  Take it and make the experience into something positive and BE A CHAMPION!

“Hall Of Fame”

(feat. Will.I.Am)

Yeah, you can be the greatest
You can be the best
You can be the King Kong banging on your chest
You could beat the world
You could beat the war
You could talk to God, go banging on his door
You can throw your hands up
You can beat the clock (yeah)
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You can be a master
Don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourself
Standing in the hall of fame (yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah)
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame
You can go the distance
You can run the mile
You can walk straight through hell with a smile
You could be the hero
You could get the gold
Breaking all the records they thought never could be broke
Yeah, do it for your people
Do it for your pride
How you ever gonna know if you never even try?
Do it for your country
Do it for your name
‘Cause there’s gonna be a day…
When you’re standing in the hall of fame (yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah)
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame
Be a champion, be a champion, be a champion, be a champion
On the walls of the hall of fame
Be students, Be teachers, Be politicians, Be preachers (Yeah)
Be believers, Be leaders, Be astronauts, Be champions, Be truth seekers
Be students, Be teachers, Be politicians, Be preachers
Be believers Be leaders Be astronauts Be champions
Standing in the hall of fame (yeah, yeah, yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah, yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah, yeah, yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah, yeah)
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame
(You can be a champion) You could be the greatest
(You can be a champion) You can be the best
(You can be a champion) You can be the King Kong banging on your chest
(You can be a champion) You could beat the world
(You can be a champion) You could beat the war
(You can be a champion) You could talk to God, go banging on his door
(You can be a champion) You can throw your hands up
(You can be a champion) You can beat the clock
(You can be a champion) You can move a mountain
(You can be a champion) You can break rocks
(You can be a champion) You can be a master
(You can be a champion) Don’t wait for luck
(You can be a champion) Dedicate yourself and you gonna find yourself
(You can be a champion)
Standing in the hall of fame.

 

 

 

 

 

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