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Student Blogger: Kara Shunnarah '18
Posted 05/10/2018 11:39AM

A Letter to My Sisters

Dear Sisters,

I did not think that this blog would be too difficult to write considering I could talk endlessly about my love for you all and our school. However, I am having trouble articulating how exactly to put these last four years into words. In fact, I do not think anything I say could amount to how proud and thankful I am for each of you.

Each one of you has shaped my Mercy experience. These past four years have been filled with laughter, tears, growth, hardship, and everlasting love. We have been through the journey of high school together and now we are about to tackle college and the rest of our lives. While we will all be jumping into this next chapter without each other to lean on, know that Mercy will always be a place you can come back to and your classmates are forever the people you can turn to for anything.

I hope each of you approach this upcoming change with an open mind and an open heart. If you think about it, change occurred on a smaller scale when you decided to come to Mercy. I want each of you to still hold that courage to accept change as it comes. I know for all of us it will be difficult and different. But, we must all understand that that is life. It is now time to leave this chapter of our lives.

Though this chapter is ending, there are still many more chapters within your life that are yet to be discovered and experienced. So, yes. Our Mercy chapter has come and gone. While the situation of being a teenage girl in high school is changing, the friendships, the lessons, and the Circle of Mercy are timeless. Know that Mercy will always be in your heart wherever you are.

I know you are all prepared to succeed in college or your plans after Mercy. I see Mercy in each one of you. The tears will come within the next few weeks as we wrap everything up. But, know that we will all be there to support each other.

As Winnie the Pooh said, "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." I am so very lucky to call you all my family. Family is forever. Our sisterhood is forever. Mercy is forever. I love you all.

Your classmate and forever friend,

Kara Shunnarah

5801 Fegenbush Lane Louisville, Kentucky 40228

P 502 671-2010

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