Friday, March 07, 2014

Friday Confessions

Last night, I cried.  It was an accumulation of things.  First, it finally became clear that I have so little control over things that I am able to do.  Without going into too much detail, this involves my husband, and while I'm not angry with him, I'm disappointed at some realizations I came to.

Second, I'm worried my son isn't going to go to college.  His grades and GPA are good, but his testing scores aren't great, making college less appealing for him because he doesn't think he can get in.  He can go to junior college and save me a lot of money, but now he thinks he doesn't want to go to college at all - that he wants to learn a trade instead.  There is nothing wrong with learning a trade, but I would like for him to get a degree as well.  It just makes you safer in any job you have if you have a degree.  Please pray that he will make good decisions about his education and will even get accepted at junior college.  They are upping their standards right along with everyone else.

Did you hear that the SAT is going to change back to the way it used to be?  I wish they had changed it already, because I feel strongly that both of my kids would have done well had their test been designed the way it was when I took it, and getting into the college they want wouldn't be an issue.

Third, my daughter is going off to college in five months.  She will be six hours away (one way trip), so she won't get to come home much.  I am going to miss her so much.  I know it's part of growing up, and all of those other "logical" things we say about children leaving home, but my heart is going to have a difficult time.  She has so much going on this summer, too, that I won't see her much.  She is going on a trip with her grandmother and brother, summer youth leadership training, college orientation, welcome week, and a ten day mission trip to a village in Jamaica. (I wrote about that here.) I'm so proud of her, but gosh!  What am I going to do?

All of these things have made me melancholy the last couple of days.  Thanks for reading.  Are you confessing this week?


  1. Those are some things to cry over. I hope your son does make a good decision, but sometimes those decisions are not the ones we want them to make. I had a nephew that we hoped would go to college of some sort, but he did not, and finally after two years he enrolled in a welding school in Florida, where he is doing very well and is quite happy with his choice. I hope your boy comes to such a realization with his life.

  2. How has the SAT changed?

    Watching your kids grow up is so hard! Sometimes I wish they could stay little forever!

  3. I hope he make the best decision...

  4. So sorry that there's so much family stress right now. I hope that some of that is alleviated or that at least some acceptance comes. I can imagine being a parent and wanting the best for your kids is one of the most stressful things to deal with.

    Thanks for joining the Friday Confessional party. I hope venting made you feel a bit better.

  5. (((HUGS))) I worry about Ethan he has the other problem. His grade point average is so low but his ACT test score is very high.


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