Sunday, February 19, 2012

Visiting the City

Thomas, our oldest, is in the midst of the college application process.  He has decided college is the next step for him and he wishes to major in musical theater.

Thomas, my father, and Nolan

Ever since he was just a couple of years old, we have known that performing is one of his gifts.  He has been acting, singing and dancing with various theater groups since he was seven.  Having a large family and a small income, as parents we often have had to make hard decisions about what play he could be involved with - the time, the travel, the expense had to all be weighed with our goals of not being on the go all the time and not taking too much away from the other children.

Yesterday he auditioned at Emerson College in Boston.  Over 800 young people audition in cities scattered throughout the country and just 50 - 60 will receive acceptance letters.

It was exciting to be in Boston - to people watch, to visit with my father and his girlfriend and my two oldest sons.  It is even more exciting to know that Thomas is working towards the next phase of his life while pursuing his passion.


  1. I interviewed there for the SLP's a nice college even if the campus is all over the place.

  2. Prayers and only the best for Thomas. Your home-schooled family, what with your baby-wearing and your goats, is constantly defying society's expectations. Thanks for paving a road for those of us who will follow.

  3. Best of luck to Thomas! How exciting, and how wonderful to pursue a passion.

  4. Good luck to exciting! Gosh, it must be amazing to see your oldest now so grown up! I can hardly imagine that that day will one day be upon me as well.
    xo Jules

  5. Oh Tonya...what an exciting season for your young Thomas. Waiting is a bit nerve-wrecking, but as long as he knows that he gave it his all, that is all that matters.

    Praying for the best.


  6. Wishing your son tons of luck in this new phase!

  7. Wow, Good luck to your son!
    I understand wanting to give your children equal opportunities-it's especially difficult when one child has a more time consuming and/or expensive hobby!

  8. How wonderful that he knows just what he wants to do. I have a 25 year old who still isn't positive... I'm offering a prayer for your son's acceptance right now. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. Good luck to your wonderful boy. Such an amazing thing to have happening.

  10. Hope it all works out for him. I also have a daughter involved heavily in musical theatre and a traveling drama ministry team. This sounds like the route she wishes to take too.

  11. Good Luck to your son....I love the college application/decision process - I hope he gets his acceptance!!