01 May Congratulations Carissa on your graduation from Pepperdine University!
With the Pacific Ocean for a backdrop, over 900 Pepperdine “waves” took their walk across the stage, repositioning tassels and accepting their hard earned diplomas in the process. I’m pretty sure that of all the dad‘s present, there were none more enthusiastic and proud than myself.
I loved the commencement speech, delivered by someone I’ve recently come to know and admire. Gregory J. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. His most memorable quote was “We don’t go to the margins to make a difference, We go to the margins so the folks at the margins make us different.”
Then there was that moment when they called out “Carissa Mosley” and my heart stopped, for at least a a moment or two.
Congratulations Carissa, your family could not be more proud of your accomplishments at Pepperdine and in life.
Of all the sights, sounds and words that comprised this graduation weekend, none were more precious than those of my children laughing and telling stories on the beach as the sun disappeared and the full moon reflected off the waves.
My heart is full… ❤