I am leaving for college. I am trying to get excited about spending the day in the big city, but truth be told I would rather be weeding the garden. Well, the day isn't for me really. I have already done that college thing. I even have a degree, which by the way, earned me NOTHING. I am so smart that I got my husband to pay over $15,000 for a piece of paper that says I am qualified to teach high school! Then I had a baby and the last thing I wanted to do was to leave him. Now that baby has grown up and graduated so it is his turn to go to college. We get to spend our day being at orientation. I am looking forward to the time we will share together today, but I would rather be doing something else with him. I am sure we will have a great day together. There are lots of new things for him to explore and learn. It seems like just yesterday that I was beginning my college career. Matthew was unsure about what he wanted to do with his life. We have always told him to seek the Lord concerning this matter, but that was a bit vague. Finally, I asked him what was his passion. I knew, but I wanted him to state it in his own words. He is passionate about working out which is one of the reasons we call him our resident health nut. We looked at different avenues to apply this passion to a career. He has settled on majoring in kinesiology, which is the study of the body's movement. This will hopefully be the stepping stone into the field of physical therapy. He would be great at that as he is wonderful with older people as well as children. Only the Lord knows all the plans for this child, but we are excited to see what is in the next chapter of his life.
grace and peace,