Our daughter is a high school senior, you know what this means, the next adventure is around the corner. I imagined her attending college from the moment I saw her "playing school" as a child. A friend describes Mags as "an adult trapped in a teenager's body", with this in mind, she is very detailed in her research and preparation of the "real world". I remind her that each lesson she learns in high school is preparation for situations and people she'll experience and meet in the future. Sometimes getting along with your high school friends is easier than the adults you meet, at least in high school you can use your parents as an out. LOL
Since this past August, Mags has devoted time to researching colleges, scholarships, grants, and ways to pay for college. She also expressed interest in the Air Force. One thing is for sure, she does her homework and explores all the options. The pros and cons of each and ways to reach that particular goal. I remember my aunts and mom telling me when Mags went to school for her first day of Kindergarten, "Enjoy every moment, before you know it, she'll be walking across the stage to graduate." I thought they were teasing but it honestly feels like I blinked an eye and thirteen years of school and growing up have happened.
If we've done our job, she is ready. If the meticulous way she thinks, prepares, and plans for the future is of any value, this girl of ours is ready. Do I know which road she will take? Not yet, because she doesn't know. She applied to three colleges and continues conversation with the Air Force recruiter. Her top college choice still hasn't responded and this has her anxious, but thankfully the acceptance letter received today provided encouragement to her. Not only are we attending their open house, this one moved from number three, to number two.
Why do I share this on TOP's Tuesday? I think because TOP's Tuesday was my Mom's favorite blog of the week and we liked to share exciting news. I can see my Mom smiling and celebrating with us today and keeping Mags calm as she waits for her number one choice to respond. Today's celebration is for my daughter, she's overcome obstacles many don't realize and continues to amaze me with her dedication and determination to be the best she can be. My Mom would be extra proud of her today, I know Ed, my Dad, Auntie, Unc, and I are. Kudos Mags - don't give up, number one will send an acceptance letter too!
Are your children seniors in high school?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323