Dear Mercy Sisters
My sweet, sweet sisters,
I can't even believe how quickly our time at Mercy has gone. It truly hurts my heart thinking that I won't get to wake up in the morning, come to school and see your beautiful shining faces. I'm not going to lie; it's what got me out of bed most mornings. In light of all the "lasts" I've had recently with the fast approaching ending of high school, I've been forced to look back on my time here at Mercy. I think you'll be happy to know that each time I've looked back, I've seen all of you. You will never understand how essential each one of you are in "the life of Kennedy Scott."
I wouldn't even come close to being the woman I am today without you. Whether we have spent the past four years together or we've only talked a handful times, I hope you know that you have made an impression on my life and in my heart that will never go away. 50 years from now, I'll look back on high school and I will still see each and every one of you.
You are all unique in so many ways. The sheer joy I get from simply knowing that I have you as classmates is indescribable; I knew from the first day we were together freshman year that I had a class of forever friends. If you watch the news, you hear and see with your own eyes all the darkness that surrounds us. It can make anyone stop and think, "what's the point?". When I look at you guys, I have so much hope for the future. I see 133 burning, bright lights that are going to go do nothing short of setting the world on fire.
I can only hope to be half the person that you all have been to me the past four years. It brings tears to my eyes, the happy kind of course, knowing that our paths have crossed. Never underestimate yourself or forget where you came from. Always know no matter where you end up or how many lives you manage to change in the process, know that you have at least changed one, and it's mine. You will always be my sisters, my family, and my heart.