Saturday, August 22, 2009

Don't (You) Forget About Me

A few months ago I walked down the halls of my high school for my last time as a student. As graduation loomed closer and closer my steps fell more slowly on the carpeted halls of Skyline High School. Each step was marked with memories that filled the past three years of my life. Years filled with new friends and new dreams; love and laughter; tears and smiles; penny fights and picnics; broken shoes and broken hearts. Looking back on all of my time spent within those blue and white halls I wouldn't change one thing. My experiences there helped to make me into the person I am today.

I remember my first day when I hardly knew anyone. I guess you could say I was nervous but excited. (There was zero choreography.) But over time there was dancing...High school dances and high school musicals. Days when I was literally dragged to Key Club. There was Hard Candy and Footloose. Teachers with "man hands" and teachers with rolling desk chairs. Football games and basketball games. Wins and losses. Days when we made ice cream in the hallway. Halo Tournaments and Movie Marathons. There was even "Potentially Hazardous Meat."

This post is dedicated to all my friends who helped to make those memories. (You) made my high school experience magical. Together, (you) slowed my steps and helped me remember the good times. I hope (you) know that "I will remember (you)" as long as (you) "don't forget about me." I may not have been able to slow time and enjoy another three years with (you), but the memories I made with (you) will last a lifetime. (You) gave me "the time of my life."

As we all take our own paths on the fork in the road know that I can "look back on these times, and the dreams we left behind, and I'll be glad 'cause I was blessed to get to have (you) in my life." Some are headed to college and some on missions but we will always be connected by the memories we share. Thank (you)!

1 comment:

Cody said...

This is such a neat post, Cassidy. I especially like the Faith Hill reference.