In spite of the remarkable odds,
they tenaciously overcame all the obstacles.
They let themselves be cheered on,
taught to succeed, groomed for greatness.
They learned, practiced. They whined, complained.
We celebrated small victories, smoothed bumps
that lined the long road ahead.
In the background, silent prayers whispered;
parents and teachers inviting triumph in.
Today, the news your teacher awaited
finally arrived. Congratulations received, knowledge confirmed;
to know how far you've come;
to know how far you'll go.
You promised to do your best.
I promised to bear witness all year
to growth: physical, emotional, spiritual, academic.
A promise worth keeping, working towards.
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