Three years together
It seemed like a lifetime!
A family who've loved and laughed together,
Cried a few tears, and known the same pains.
Now to part is the greatest of sadnesses,
A heartbreak to lose such dear friends.
No! Not friends: brothers! sisters! every one.
Together under Him we are more than a family,
And this parting is not forever,
Though it may be for a lifetime.
Be assured, one and all, when we meet again
It will be the best of reunions.
But for now, goodbye - and God be with you
May your new life be rewarding and happy.
We will never forget you, nor you us...
Remember your time here as a beginning in your life,
This is only the Beginning;
So goodbye, until the End.
written by Andrew Clucas;
read aloud to the Icthus Christian fellowship
at Charles Sturt University - Mitchell,
upon completing university in 1990.