Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Good news and Bad news….
First the good news. Aaron is a senior this year and will be going off to college in less than 7 months. He is really enjoying his last year of high school, hanging out with his friends and finishing up the high school credits. He works part time at Wal Mart making just enough money to put a little gas in the old Toyota. He is planning for the SAT Test and Applying for TSTC. There are so many wonderful activities to be involved in this year. Some of the big ones are Prom, Dances, Parties and of course Graduation. I’m ready for all of this to take place in my life as will. I think Aaron is in for a wonderful year and I’m very happy for him.
I have two sons stilling living at home, Aaron 18 years old and Calum 16 years old. Josh is my oldist son, he lives in Austin and is doing very well for himself.
Calum is the classic youngest child. He is my baby and will always be. He is a sophomore in high school and doing very will. We have been interviewing schools in Austin for next year when we move. He is eagerly awaiting the move. He shared with me that he will be sooo glad when he can go to the movies and chose between more than one movie to watch or see a move that hasn’t come out on DVD yet. We live in a very small town where we are the last to get the latest of anything. The other day Calum received in the mail an opportunity to apply to TAMS.

He was extremely interested. We spoke to a college councilor today about what it is he needs to do to prepare for the entrance exam.
I want the best for my boys and what ever it takes to help them become what God has planned for them in life. BUT! This is my baby. This school is a boarding school and he can only come home once a month. I have no doubt that Calum can do this but I don’t know if I can do this.
I thought I had two more years before I became an empty nester. Some Moms would be jumping for joy, NOT ME.
The last 25 years, I have been a devoted wife and mother. I truly enjoy what I do. I may complain now and then about the never ending laundry and what to make for supper or asking how can I be in two places at once? But it is what I am really good at. I will really have to give this one to God because I want to hold on to my baby at all costs. If God opens this door for Calum I will be there to help him pack and I’ll be the first to be waiting for him to come home. But let me tell you, I won’t be disappointed if he decides not to go.
Oh I guess there isn’t any bad news. All is good.
Hope you are as blessed as I am


Kim said...

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Garden_Antqs said...

Hi Julia, thanks for stopping by; I'll add you to my blog links. We too have a son that lives in Austin and one son still at home, enrolled in college. Please visit anytime, Theresa-Garden Antqs

Cherub*Kisses said...

hi julia!
very nice to meet you ;o) i am enjoying reading your blog ... we also have Sacred Heart Catholic School :o) The colors are red & white though ... okay, I'm off to read a little more
have a great weekend!!