Can a mom’s heart burst with pride, frustration, and worry at the same time?
I take Nathan to Kansas City airport in the morning. Will i cry? yup, can’t help that, but i’m excited and thrilled at his hard earned opportunity.
A child after my own heart! Youngest son, college-bound Nathan, scored well at the second hand shops in Chillicothe today. He has decided to spiffy up his wardrobe from jeans and t-shirts to a bit better dressed these past months. Although his shoe purchases were high, there’s not much to be done with that. He still did well buying new. Honestly, he was in a shoe poor situation – everything he had is worn out and will be thrown away.
Our youngest has graduated from high school. He has plenty of credits to do so and has managed Summa Cum Laude status with a 4.0 GPA, including, his nine hours of dual credit college courses in College Algebra, Psychology, and English Writing course via internet with North Central Missouri College at Trenton. He has only a few modules and a couple of lab projects to complete for Physics and his mom is insisting on finishing Human (advanced) Biology (both Apologia courses, but this curriculum has changed hands since we purchased).
Sunday afternoon (7 June) is the big day of visiting and thanking friends and supporters of his 12 year home education career. I’ll have some old photos displayed and we’ll grill some beef dogs and burgers along with picnic type food. It’s planned for outdoors at our house, so hope the weather allows.
In preparation, the house needs spring cleaning top to bottom. Though I have a good start, only one room is completed, and that is daughter Jessica’s room. She is scheduled to arrive at Kansas City airport Friday night having completed her 2-year contract of teaching Kindergarten at The American School of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We haven’t seen her in person since October! Thank Yah for Skype and all the modern technology which allows family and friends to keep in touch.
So, the windows are shined inside and out, sills and sashes washed, wood frames, furniture, floors, floor trim, doors are all washed and dusted. Bedclothes are washed and in order, chandelier polished. Next room…..
With dear Pierrette too far away to help me with this massive undertaking (yes, it is a big job for me – i’d rather be building fence than cleaning house!), I’m grateful my husband has freed up our sons and Rick Tate a bit to help me not get too far behind in my farm work. It seems they, too, are likeminded about house cleaning! 😉