As I stood there in my church, photographing the Divinity Bible Institute Graduation Ceremony, I was waiting for one name to be called.
Of course I was happy for everyone who received their Certificates and Degrees, but I knew of one Graduate who , 25 years ago, was too SHY to even stand before The Church.
I waited patiently, as did all of the other families and friends there .
They called them all....one by one....in each group.
Finally they got to the Group that was to receive their Bachelor of Religious Education Degrees.
As the first name was called....Wanda Adams
My wife, UNASHAMEDLY....DANCED....SHOUTED...and PRAISED her way to the front to receive her DEGREE.
You see.....in her "LITTLE MIND", she NEVER...EVER thought she could do it.
You see...There were MANY, MANY days and nights of FASTING... PRAYING...STUDYING...PREACHING... SERVING......CRYING....DOUBTING.....
There were MANY days and nights that I had to WALK on EGGSHELLS in the house, so I wouldn't DISTURB her.
She kept PRESSING on...LITTLE by LITTLE....CLASS by CLASS...BOOK by BOOK.
We have a LIBRARY of RELIGIOUS BOOKS here now, and believe it or not, MOST of the BOOKS are still on the DINING ROOM TABLE.
MAYBE thats her REMINDER.
Through it ALL....I have watched her GROW!
I ALWAYS knew she could do it.
It was MY JOB to SIT BACK and ENCOURAGE her when NEEDED...READ her PAPERS and GIVE MY OPINION when asked.
I'm PROUD of Her....
And for ONE MOMENT the other night when she DANCED....I SMILED!
I SMILED because she was not AFRAID..... and I knew that GOD was SMILING TOO!
P.S......IT AIN'T OVER!!!! (Masters Degree)....LOL