My Favorite Mercy Memory
When I first stepped foot into Mercy, I had no idea how strong of a hold it would have on my heart. The friends I have made, the love I have felt, the memories that will last a lifetime. Honestly, it is challenging to pick one memory to label as my favorite. Each time I met a friend, who has become a sister to me, is a favorite memory. Each time a teacher made me feel like more than just a student, but as part of a family, is a favorite memory. Each time I walked the halls of what I now know as my home, is a favorite memory. Mercy is a place where dreams come true; it is more than a school; it is a family.
The memory that I will forever hold close to my heart is my last winter dance at Mercy. We were all torn that the last song the DJ played was a slow song, "Too Good At Goodbyes." It was our last dance, we wanted to go out with a bang. The majority of the senior class just stood around because most of us decided that dates were overrated this time around, but it only took two seconds before we all began to huddle and slow dance in one big circle.
My best friend to the right of me, and all my sisters shoulder to shoulder surrounding me. We all began singing the lyrics louder and louder, and suddenly I got chills.
In that moment, I realized we would never be in this moment again, and we would never be at Mercy for this dance again. We all began to look at each other in one big huddle, the water in our eyes building up. Tears began to fall down our faces, the lyrics go: "Baby, we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true, I'm way too good at goodbyes" and suddenly we all know this is it, this is our last winter dance.
The tears pour down our cheeks like waterfalls, and in that moment I felt as blessed as ever to have experienced life as a Mercy girl. When I look back on that memory, I can feel so much love, because in Mercy we spread love unconditionally.