Monday, August 12, 2013
Ten More Days
The boys stumbled but both rebounded. Massey is just getting started. My oldest son got lucky, we were living high on the hog bringing in well over six figures when he graduated high school. When my younger son graduated we had hit the skids and barely making ends meet. Lucky for me, boys are low maintenance and Zach, my younger son has never cared about material things. He got into some trouble after high school and had to let him sit in the Pokey for a couple of days before we could scramble the money to get him out. In hindsight it was a blessing, he came out grateful and remorseful.
So now my oldest is living halfway around the world in Australia doing what I wish I had done when in my twenties, exploring the world. Zach has lived the straight and narrow after his brush with the law and made me proud.
Now my youngest is beginning her own adventure, college.
In ten days we move her into her dorm room at Georgia State University. She'll be living on campus, a decision we tried to sway her from. It almost doubled the cost but also made me realize it was worth it. She is head strong and determined and wants to push straight through for her PHD.
She had a good time in high school and in her underclassmen years did guard with the band and learned a lot of lessons about camaraderie and commitment. Many people helped us to let her do guard and I spent a lot of time volunteering to compensate best I could. It was an experience I am glad she had and most probably enjoyed it even more than her.
Last night we had a send off party for Massey at my sister's house. Massey is rooming with a friend of hers from high school. I am sure it is strain on her room mate's family but an enormous strain on our already empty wallets. Actually neither Tim or I even have a wallet!
I have no doubt these girls will go far. I hope they remain besties like I have with my own college roomie.
Til next time...COTTON