May 9th, 2020

My Drive Thru Graduation Party

     2020 has been unlike any year I've ever experienced before. Coronavirus was already a thing when I went to Liberty University for my tour in November- we had an entire worship service devoted just to praying for the victims in Wuhan. But at that point I had no idea what it would become.

    As the weeks went on, it seemed like it would be more serious, but I never even dreamed it would be bad over here- after all, I still went down to Kansas twice between December and February. I graduated early, and everyone said it was a horrible idea and I should just enjoy my last semester of school, but I didn't want to. Then things started to take a turn for the worst; events being cancelled, wearing masks in public, being ordered to stay at home, church being moved online, it was crazy. Having already scheduled my graduation party, I wondered what would happen.

    Then, I woke up the day of my party and looked outside. It was snowing. We were having a drive-thru. Half my family could not come. Could it get any worse? Yes, I suppose I could be dead. In the end, it was a really meaningful way to graduate, and perhaps I enjoyed it even more than I would have a traditional party. But to everyone who came or offered me encouragement or a gift in any way- thank you. You support and love has not gone unnoticed, and it has meant the world to me. If you were not able to make it, please feel free to watch this video below, something myself and my father put together as a virtual graduation party experience.