Friday, March 07, 2014
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.)http://www.forgetfulone.com/2014/03/church-mission-trip.html 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?