And now whatever way our stories end I know you have rewritten mine.

Packing up my room for the last time was much more emotional than I ever thought for. I do not even have words to explain how much this place and these people mean to me so, here’s the best I’ve got.

“For Good”

[Elphaba:]
I’m limited.
Just look at me.
I’m limited.
And just look at you.
You can do all I couldn’t do.
Glinda…
So now it’s up to you,
For both of us.
Now it’s up to you.

[Glinda:]
I’ve heard it said,
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are led to those
Who help us most to grow if we let them.
And we help them in return.
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you.

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun,
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you.
I have been changed for good.

[Elphaba:]
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime.
So, let me say before we part:
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you.
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have rewritten mine
By being my friend.

Like a ship blown from it’s mooring
By a wind off the sea.
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you…

[Glinda:]
Because I knew you…

[Both:]
I have been changed for good.

[Elphaba:]
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I’ve done,
You blame me for.

[Glinda:]
But then I guess,
We know there’s blame to share.

[Both:]
And none of it seems to matter anymore.
Like a comet pulled from orbit
(Like a ship blown from it’s mooring)
As it passes a sun.
(By a wind off the sea)
Like a stream that meets a boulder
(Like a seed dropped by bird)
Halfway through the wood.
(In the wood)
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better.
I do believe I have been changed for the better.

[Glinda:]
And because I knew you…

[Elphaba:]
Because I knew you…

[Both:]
Because I knew you
I have been changed…
For good.

So, here is my prayer today. As I say goodbye to this place and more importantly to the people that have changed me for good, I pray for them. I pray my university and my town only grow. I pray they continue to work on bettering their communities. This town and this university have shown me real character and filled my heart with pride. I pray every word of this song for the people I’m saying goodbye to. I mean every single word. I pray they know I’m bringing little pieces of them with me when I go. I pray they know just how big a part in my story they are. I pray their next chapter is as good as the last one has been. This might be the end of this chapter, but I pray we’re still in each other’s stories. I pray for my Alpha Gamma Delta sister and roommate as she leaves for Arkansas. I pray she excels over there and has safe travels. I pray for her internship. I pray that she sees how wonderful she is. I pray that she makes a difference there like she did here. I pray for my beautiful, smart, confident, outgoing, Alpha Gamma Delta sister in who is going to New Mexico. I pray that she knows how much she means to me. I pray that her travels are safe and that she has a blast and that she accomplishes all her dreams and more. I pray she continues to soar and fly. I pray she enjoys every minute there. I pray for my Alpha Gamma Delta sister who became my person. I pray she knows how much she changed my life. She has shown me more love than I’ll ever deserve. I pray that all her dreams come true. I pray that she continues to shine everywhere she goes. I pray for her husband because I’m gonna miss his friendship too. I pray that he continues to be the wonderful leader that he is. I pray his dreams come true too. Thank you for bringing these people into my life. Thank you allowing us to be a part of each other’s stories. And as always I pray for my family and sorority sisters. I pray for my university. I pray for guidance for our government, church, and school leaders. I pray for protection for our troops. I pray for all of those that need you now and for those that haven’t met you yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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