We are honored to be part of the graduation ceremonies as the children celebrate their accomplishment and transitions. Hank served as one of the Padrinos, handing out diplomas and offering words of encouragement and admiration. There was music, dancing and food! All the pieces of the party came together.
As for us…you may wonder…what is it like to attend a graduation where you barely know the students? Or what is it like for a student to be graduating without the crowd of family and friends? The answer is simple: it is like experiencing true Grace and Love. We are here to celebrate these kids out of a love that lives within us. They accept us out of a love that lives within. They didn’t have to invite us to participate and we didn’t have to come. We are here by God’s grace; and they as well.
Jesus was asked, “who are your brothers and sisters?” His answer was simple: “The ones who do my Father’s will”. Indeed, a true family gathered to celebrate graduation at Casa Hogar Benito Juarez this year. And thank God, we were a part of the family. Let’s dance!