Wow! The years have flown by and now you, my oldest son, have reached another milestone. One of many future milestones you will achieve, ‘Lord willing’ and another milestone I am also passing, ‘Lord merciful and gracious’. I likely will pass this place again if the Lord is willing and my younger children are able, but somehow the first time quickens my senses in a unique fashion! My son, the man, has already proven himself time over and this college graduation is yet another evidence of the grace of God both in your life and in mine. Zack, I am extremely proud of you – not only for achieving this high mark of completing your undergraduate degree – but even more so for setting goals and achieving them and for having the wisdom to recognize the hands of your heavenly Father Who deems you worth His greatest sacrifice and His ongoing work in you. He who loves you with a far greater love than even mine; He will sustain you as you take the next steps in your incredible life.I know it is a bit early, but I cannot contain my pride and excitement in your great accomplishment. Mom and I love you very much and we are proud of you!